Cotton University (CU) opened its online admissions portal for Undergraduate (UG) courses on 7th September, with a 25% increase in seat capacity to address a potential seat crisis.
CU increased 25% seats due to seat crisis
Sanjay Dutta, the academic registrar of Cotton University said, 25 per cent of seats have been reserved for Assam state board pass outs, amid a crisis of seat capacity as the number of 12 board pass students is of high pass percentage in this year.
Simultaneously, the university has also decided to enrol 10% of seats for the first time for the students of economically weaker section (EWS) in. After a lengthy delay, the admissions process at CU has started, but the university administration has stated that the entire process of admission may be ended by September.
“We will receive forms till September 16”: Academic Registrar
According to TOI reports Sanjay Dutta said “We will continue to receive online forms for all undergraduate courses in science and arts till September 16. It has been decided to increase seats by 25% so that meritorious students from the state board are not deprived”.
The controversial 75:25 reservation of seats in UG courses for state board and CBSE pass outs in Assam has not been cleared till now. And most of the educational institutions have not yet received a revised order yet.
Universities had earlier reserved 75% seats for board students
According to an order passed by the state higher education directorate in August, colleges and state universities had to reserve 75% seats for state board students. But later education minister Ranoj Pegu announced that the board-based reservation won’t be applicable in metro areas.
The leading university authorities said apart from the 25% increase, the other seat admission will be purely on the basis of merit and as per the marks. The government has announced EWS quota instructions in the state last year itself, but as the admission process was already over, the policy could not be followed.
After the increase of 25% additional seats, Admissions will now be held in about 1,250 UG seats which includes BSc and BA Honours, BCA and BA -Liberal Arts. Sanjay Dutta said, “The merit list is expected by September 22, whereas the admissions are likely to be held in the last week of this month”.