Noida, Ghaziabad students opt for integrated degrees, job-oriented courses
There are three state universities — Gautam Budh Nagar University, Abdul Kalam Technical University and Chaudhary Charan Singh University — in the two districts. The three universities have more than 150 affiliated colleges in the two districts where thousands of students seek admissions every year.noida Updated: Aug 01, 2017 23:11 IST
With the admission process in all major state universities reaching the final stage, it has been noticed that students seeking admission in Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad-based colleges are opting for integrated engineering programmes and other job-oriented courses.
There are three state universities — Gautam Budh Nagar University, Abdul Kalam Technical University and Chaudhary Charan Singh University — in the two districts. The three universities have more than 150 affiliated colleges in the two districts where thousands of students seek admissions every year.
Most of those seeking admissions in colleges affiliated to the Gautam Budh University (GBU) are opting for five-year dual degree course — BTech and MBA, BTech and MTech. The admissions have ended and an orientation programme for the 2017-18 batch of students is likely to be held next Monday.
“We have received a terrific response to five courses, of which four are five-year integrated programmes. Students prefer our integrated programmes since they can avail of two degrees in five years instead of the six years. Almost 99% of seats in these courses have been filled,” said Dr Shweta Anand, dean (academics), GBU.
In AKTU, courses such as BTech and BCS have retained their popularity among students. More than 19,000 students have secured seats in colleges in the four rounds of counselling held over the last one month.
“The maximum number of applicants from Lucknow, Greater Noida and Kanpur are seeking admissions to computer science, civil and electrical engineering courses,” said Dr Kuldeep Sahay, admissions-in-charge, AKTU.
At Chaudhary Charan Singh University, many applicants have opted for Journalism and Hospital Management courses. Around 1,050 colleges are affiliated to CCSU in western Uttar Pradesh, with a student base of more than 3 lakh. The admissions process is still going on at CCSU and will continue till August 20. There will be a total of five rounds of admissions.
“This year, students have been enthusiastic about Journalism and Hospital Management courses as these are job-oriented courses,” said Prashant Kumar, spokesperson, CCSU.