Counselling for admission to the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (DAVV), Indore is set to start from Thursday. A total of 2,034 seats across 10 departments will be up for grabs, but it will be an uphill task for students to secure a seat this year, according to officials.
The week-long counselling process will give eligible students the opportunity to take up one of 34 undergraduate and post-graduate programmes at the university.
Earlier, 1,938 seats were available across the 10 departments of the university, but with only six of the 102 seats reserved under NRI quote were filled, the remaining 96 seats will also be included in the general counselling process.
According to data available, this year about 7,560 CET-qualified candidates registered themselves for the counselling and students and professors both feel that securing a seat this would be tougher than previous years.
It is likely to be even tougher for students vying for Group B and Group C five-year integrated courses such as MBA, MCA, MTech and BPharma because of the DAVV was recently accredited Grade A by the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC), upping the value of said courses.
Speaking to Hindustan Times, university media in-charge Prof Chandan Gupta said, “The above mentioned reasons have put all above courses on the top position in students’ preference list… This year, about 3,021 students applied for total 628 seats available for the students (other than NRI), while 1,657 students applied for total 240 seats. The student to seat ratio is 4.8 and 6.9 in Group B and Group C respectively, “which means almost five and seven students vie for a single seat available.”
The over-all ratio between the number of applications and available seats in eight departments this year is 3.9.
Riding the boost the university received from a Grade A from the NAAC, its nationwide common entrance test saw overwhelming response from students this year. As many as 18,487 aspirants appeared for the exam, almost 15% more than the 16,068 aspirants who appeared in 2014 CET.
However, DAVV failed to attract NRIs. “The major reason is stern rules laid by the university to admit students in NRI quote. Students seeking admission under NRI quota need to furnish a certificate issued by the Indian Diplomatic Mission or chancellor or commission abroad under their seal stating that the father/parent of the applicant is an Indian resident in that country,” Gupta said.
Varsity all set to take action against erring colleges in three days
Acting on the complaint filed by the National Students’ Union of India (NSUI) against private colleges flouting College Code-28 rules of the University Act and using land allotted for schools, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya is set to take action against the erring colleges in the coming three days.
NSUI former state spokesperson Pankaj Prajapati submitted a memorandum to DAVV vice-chancellor Prof Dhirendra Pal Singh, registrar RD Musalgaonkar and other officials during the weekly public hearing and lodged a complaint against Annie Besant College and Shri Saibaba College for Teachers Training.
Accepting the memorandum, the university vice-chancellor assured appropriate action in this matter within three days.