The University of Pune may implement a centralised admission procedure for admissions to postgraduate science courses from this academic year. A proposal has also been put up before the university regarding conducting a common entrance test (CET) for postgraduate science admissions.
Senior senate member A P Kulkarni has put forth a resolution regarding the procedure of conducting admissions of postgraduate science courses by a centralised process from this academic year. The resolution will be tabled at the senate meeting on Saturday.
In a written answer given to the query of Kulkarni regarding the same,Pandit Vidyasagar,director of Board of Colleges and University Development,has said the university had been officially communicating with the state government over the matter.
Kulkarni told Newsline that it was necessary to conduct a centralised admission process for postgraduate science courses to facilitate students. The university has already decided to conduct an entrance exam for BBA,BCA,BBM and BFT course from this academic year. The university should now conduct an entrance exam for postgraduate science courses also, he said.
At present,the 400-odd colleges under the university that have postgraduate science departments conduct their independent entrance tests. As there are only a few seats in these departments,the students have to appear for three-four entrance tests to ensure an admission, said Kulkarni.
Instead of running from one college to another taking entrance tests,the students will be facilitated if the UoP conducts a CET and implements a centralised admission process. It will ease the load on students as well as administration, he said.
The other advantage is that students will have to pay for only one entrance exam. At present,the colleges conduct their own entrance exams and there is no control on the entrance exam fees. If the university conducts the exam,at least the exam fee will be rational.