OUT OF 34,630 applicants for admission to Lucknow University’s undergraduate courses, over 28,000 will have to go home.
Reason: There are just 6,275 seats which are available for BA, B Com and B Sc Maths and Bio groups at the UG-level.
In fact, there are about six applicants for one UG seat. The B Sc Bio group is most sought after where there are 16 for one seat.
There are just 390 seats in the B Sc Bio group against which LU has received approximately 6425 forms, sources said. Maximum number of forms was received for BA. There are about 13,850 contenders for 3700 seats in this group. So roughly four candidates are eyeing for one BA seat. Similarly, for 1300 seats in B Com, LU has received 7380 forms and for B Sc Maths 6975 forms against 885 seats. The pressure would have been more had there not been a government order for 25 pc seat increase. As of today in BA there are 2500 regular seats for morning classes and 1200 paid seats for evening classes. In B Com, there are 700 general seats and 600 paid seats for evening classes. Also in B Sc Maths group, there will be 565 general seats and 240 paid seats while in B Sc Bio group, it is 315 general seats and 55 paid seats. In addition, there will be another 80 paid seats for various self financing subjects in Maths group like Electronics, Computer Science, etc while 20 paid seats for self financing subjects in Bio group.
LU officials are elated with such overwhelming response they have received despite the fact that several new colleges has opened up in the last few years. Thanks, largely to the idea of selling forms at other districts through banks that actually made LU forms easily accessible to candidates.
Another reason why there is so much interest amongst the candidates for seeking admission is LU is that fees is comparatively less from some of the affiliated degree colleges who charges extra fees in the names of college magazines and other extra curricular activities, a teacher said.
Also this year about four lakhs more 10+2 students passed the UP Board examinations. So naturally there were more candidates who were vying for admissions. Hence, there is no reason for LU officials to celebrate as the circumstances were such wherein they were bound to get such response.