Panjab University registers 11% increase in CET applications
More than 85% of those who applied for the test, appeared for the Panjab University (PU) Common Entrance Test (CET) (under graduate courses) at different colleges and campus here on Saturday.
PU controller of examinations Prof Parvinder Singh informed that 12,216 students appeared for physics, 12,231 appeared for chemistry, 5,517 appeared for biology, 7,244 appeared for mathematics, 81 appeared for biotechnology and 590 students appeared for computer science tests, which was 87.4%, 87.5%, 89%, 86.4%, 87.6% and 70.9% respectively.
Prof Parvinder Singh informed that elaborate arrangements were made for accompanying persons' stay at the various auditoriums of the university.
PU examination staff was put up on 'may I help you' duty at various sensitive points for all type of assistance. PU security staff was also trained on how to guide the candidates so that no traffic chaos were witnessed in the university despite the large influx of the candidates.
It may be recalled that 14,964 students had applied for 408 open seats for different under graduate courses of PU under CET (UG), which is 11% more than last year. In 2014, 13,226 students had applied for the test.
PU spokesman Vineet Punia said that the 11% increase in the applications for the entrance test indicates the growing national stature of the university. As per the tentative list provided in the prospectus, the students were competing for admissions to 46 open seats and six NRI seats at BPharma at the University Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences (UIPS), 30 open seats and four NRI seats each at BSc (hons) anthropology, BSc (hons) biochemistry and BSc (hons) geology. There are 15 open seats and two NRI seats for BSc (hons) biotechnology, 20 open seats and three NRI seats at BSc (hons) botany, 58 open seats and eight NRI seats at BSc (hons) chemistry, 25 open seats and four NRI seats at BSc (hons) mathematics, 15 open seats and two NRI seats at BSc (hons) mathematics and computing, 29 open seats and four NRI seats at BSc (hons) microbiology, 40 open seats and six NRI seats at BSc (hons) physics, 20 open seats and three NRI seats at BSc (hons) physics and electronics 25 seats each at BSc (hons) zoology and BSc (hons) biophysics.
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