PUDUCHERRY: Pondicherry University has not given approval to certain seats for courses despite 35 students of Avvaiyar Government College for Women in Karaikal being granted admission to those seats.
The government college enhanced 35 seats in B.Sc Computer science, Plant Science, Home Science, BA History, English and B.Com during the current academic year after being assured of getting approval by an officer of the university, who has since retired. The students have been attending classes after being admitted in July. However, within a month, the University rejected the application for the enhancement of seats and directed the college to furnish the list of students admitted to the seats.
The University maintained that the application for enhancement of seats was submitted late for the current academic year and they would consider their request for the next academic year. The University also maintained that the university has to go through a process of inspection of the facilities and then put forth a report before the Academic Council for approval. All this has rendered uncertain the future of the students who have been admitted and are attending classes.
DMK MLA and former Health Minister A M H Nazeem said that it was very unfortunate, particularly when the initiative was taken after he raised the issue of inadequacy of seats for girls for higher education. Nazeem said that the DMK is planning to picket the campus of University at Karaikal and impress upon the University to grant the approval.