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Punjab Technical University Changes Rules To Fill Seats

JALANDHAR- Buckling under pressure from colleges that are left with hundreds ofunfilled seats in B.Tech, MBA and MCA, Punjab Technical University (PTU) has allowed direct admissions in the second semester.As per the new policy, the colleges will be
able to admit students directly in the second semester. Such students will cover the coursesof the first semester during summer break after
the second and fourth semesters. The university has allowed the colleges to hold admissions by January 22 at their own end.It has also directed  the affiliated colleges to put up their vacant seat status on their websites so that applicants could respond accordingly.PTU is thus targeting
students who have cleared their compartment exams with various school boards. Justifying the move, Dr Buta
Singh, Dean, Academics, said: “The system is not new. Thapar University is following the same trend. Foreign universities
too have been following it.We are also contemplating that in case the response is good, the first semester
classes for newly admitted students will be held separately on a common campus. Initially, we have allowed it for
three courses. But we may follow the system for all courses from next year.” JALANDHAR- Buckling under pressurefrom colleges that are left with hundreds ofunfilled seats in B.Tech, MBA and MCA,Punjab Technical University (PTU) has alloweddirect admissions in the secondsemester.As per the new policy, the colleges will beable to admit students directly in the secondsemester. Such students will cover the coursesof the first semester during summer break afterthe second and fourth semesters.The university has allowed the colleges tohold admissions by January 22 at their own end.It has also directed the affiliated colleges to putup their vacant seat status on theirwebsites so that applicants couldrespond accordingly.PTU is thus targetingstudents who have cleared theircompartment exams with variousschool boards.Justifying the move, Dr ButaSingh, Dean, Academics, said: “Thesystem is not new. Thapar University isfollowing the same trend. Foreign universitiestoo have been following it.Weare also contemplating that in case theresponse is good, the first semesterclasses for newly admitted studentswill be held separately on a commoncampus. Initially, we have allowed it forthree courses. But we may follow thesystem for all courses from next year.”

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