Professional courses run by Guru Nanak Dev University are top on the priority list of admission seekers not only from Punjab, but also from the adjoining states. BTech in Computer Engineering, Electronics and Communication, Urban and Regional Planning, Food Technology, Bachelor of Architecture and Physiotherapy, BA (Hons), Social Sciences and Bachelor's in Pharmaceutical Sciences are the subjects preferred by the admission seekers.
A university spokesman said that this year students have also shown keen interest in BSc Physics (Hons School), BSc Chemistry (Hons School), BSc Economics (Hons School) and BA Punjabi (Hons School). He added that there was tremendous increase in enrollment of students during academic session 2013-14 in various courses run on the varsity main campus, as well as regional campuses and constituent colleges.
The University has also increased the number of seats in almost all courses keeping in view the demand of the students and their parents. Talking about the counseling of Science faculty held recently, Dr Subodh Kumar, coordinator, department of chemistry, said that a number of students preferred Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Bachelor in Pharmaceutical Sciences, BSc Physics (Hons School) and BSc Chemistry (Hons School).
Dr Kumar added that in BSc Chemistry (Hons School), the cutoff percentage was 92.92% in general category, 69.59% in SC/ST category and 86.66% in backward classes category. "Similarly, in BSc Physics (Hons School), 92.92% is the cutoff percentage in general category, 72.74% in SC/ST category and 90.49% in the BC category," he said.
Vice chancellor AS Brar said that the Guru Nanak Dev University was a premier institute in the north zone. "Due to better placement opportunities, quality education and world class infrastructure, this University has become the first choice among the admission seekers," he said.
"Keeping in view the long-pending demand of students and residents of this area, the University has started the department of education from the 2013-14 academic session," he said. He further said that the department would conduct MEd classes.