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IP Univ delays counselling sessions for five courses

delhi Updated: Aug 08, 2011 23:19 IST
Shaswati Das

Students awaiting counselling dates for Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University ’s (GGSIPU) courses will have to wait longer.

The university has postponed the counselling sessions for its MBBS, BBA, BCA, BJMS and B.Ed courses. The decision comes following the All India Council for Technical Education’s (AICTE) review of the intake for every course offered by the university.

The newest delay has been attributed to the pending judgment of the Delhi High Court regarding the allocation of seats in the Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College and the Army College of Medical Science — both of which fall under the GGSIPU’s ambit.

“Both cases are regarding allocation of seats in MBBS courses. The decision on the issue is still pending in the Delhi High Court. Till then, we cannot set a counselling date,” said Nalini Ranjan, Public Relations Officer, GGSIPU.

While 100 seats in the Vardhaman Mahavir Medical College have been reserved for GGSIPU, the petition in
the high court has challenged the reservation of seats in the MBBS programme under the Common Entrance Test
(CET) 2011.

On the other hand, the petition against the Army College of Medical Science challenges 100% reservation for children of Army personnel.

“The court has asked to start the counselling only after the high court pronounces its decision. For the remaining non-medical courses like BBA and B.Ed., counselling dates have been deferred following the decision to convert reserved category seats to general category. So the counselling for these subjects will be announced within the next two-three days,” added Ranjan.

Impatient students, however, are now venting their ire on the university’s management. “Every university has started classes across the country. It is ridiculous that they couldn’t convert the seats before.

When it comes to taking the onus, the management conveniently passes it off as a technical problem,” said Rahul Sharma (name changed), who has taken admission in the BBA programme.