The State Government has decided to enhance the seats in the Plus Three colleges by 15 per cent to meet the increasing demands of the students in rural areas.
The seat enhancement, which will be effective for the current academic session, is meant for colleges having high demand for admission.
The Department of Higher Education (DHE) has set aside a few criteria under which the admission to these enhanced seats can take place. All the enhanced seats, beyond the sanctioned strength, will be ‘pass’ seats only. This means that the students who take admission into these seats will not be allowed to opt for Honours subjects. Besides, only the local students are eligible to take admission in the enhanced seats.
The seats will be enhanced in streams of Arts, Commerce, Physical Science and Biological Science. The colleges which come under the jurisdiction of municipal corporation, municipalities, notified area council (NAC) or self financing colleges can not enhance their seats.
Even though the decision to enhance the seats was taken by the State Government, the colleges cannot ask the DHE for additional assistance to manage the enhanced seats. In a letter issued by DHE to the college principals and Student Academic Management System (SAMS) Resource Centres, it has been mentioned that each college will have to make do with the existing facilities.
The admission to these enhanced seats will take place after the second phase admission is over. Direct admission to be undertaken by individual colleges will begin from August 16 and has to be completed by August 31. No quota will be taken into consideration for the enhanced seats and the students will be admitted solely on the basis of the merit list drawn by the colleges.