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Panjab University slashes application form fee

The university will charge Rs 300 per form instead of last year’s Rs 500.

punjab Updated: Jun 08, 2017 14:01 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Panjab University,Prof Arun K Grover,PU fee structure
(From left) Controller of examination Parvinder Singh, former dean instructions Dinesh Kumar, PU V-C Arun Grover and dean university instructions Minakshi Malhotra releasing a handbook of information at the PU on Wednesday.(Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)

With an online admission system in place for the first time, a single application for admission to Panjab University (PU) will cost Rs 300 for one course, down from Rs 500 last year.

Of the Rs 300-fee, Rs 150 will go to the firm providing online admission facility while the rest will remain with PU.

This time, one can apply for four courses through a single application form but charges will vary according to the number of courses. For example, if an aspirant applies for two courses, he/she will be charged Rs 400. Fee will be Rs 500 for applying to three courses through a single form and Rs 600 for four courses.

Points to note
  • Aspirants can apply for admissions to all courses in the PU campus and its regional centres at Hoshiarpur, Ludhiana, Kauni and Muktsar
  • One can call on 1800-2332661 (toll-free) between 8 am and 8 pm in case of queries
  • Queries can also be emailed to Four help desks are being set up at Computer Centre, Gate No 1, University Institute of Engineering and Technology (UIET), and a single-window enquiry on campus.

PU vice-chancellor Prof Arun K Grover released the Handbook of Information-2017 in presence of Prof Meenakshi Malhotra, dean university instructions (DUI), and former DUI Prof Dinesh K Gupta on Wednesday. The handbook has information about number of seats, important dates for admissions, fee structure, scholarships available, application procedure and can be purchased for Rs 700 from the PU sale counter. It can also be downloaded from the PU website.

Prof Gupta informed that for the convenience of the students, centralised checking of certificates had been introduced. “ They will be checked at one place for once,” he said.

“ Earlier, a student had to get a bank challan, which was to be deposited at the concerned teaching department. But now, aspirants will get alerts through SMS and e-mail at every stage of the application’s processing,” said Prof Gupta.

At the occasion, the V-C also said that the objective of online admissions was transparency. He added that multiple options for payment had been provided to students.

First Published: Jun 08, 2017 12:15 IST