September 27, 2020

CUSB bid to fill empty seats

Patna: The Central University of South Bihar (CUSB) has extended the dates for admission in post graduate courses with several seats in different courses finding no takers.

The university, whose campus is located at Panchanpur, 120km south of Patna and 13km from Gaya railway station, runs both post graduate and undergraduate courses.

The CUSB administration has issued a notice stating that students can take admission in courses which have vacant seats on August 8 and 9.

Candidates who have gone through the entrance test and could not take admission earlier due to some reason may visit the Panchanpur campus of the university on those dates. The university had earlier notified that the third round of admission would be completed between July 23 and 27.

Sources said CUSB has issued a fresh admission list after a large number of seats at the PG level remained vacant even after the third round of counselling.

Sources said that the some of the departments where seats remain vacant are communication and media studies, psychology, commerce, history, political science, sociology, social work, development studies, economics, English, Hindi, and also in the usually popular M.Ed course.

In science subjects too, seats are vacant in chemistry, bioinformatics, life science, biotechnology, environmental science, mathematics, statistics, M.Sc computer science and M.Tech-computer science.

Controller of examinations (CoE), CUSB, Rashmi Tripathi said: “Keeping in mind the interest of students, the university is offering the last chance for admission in PG seats to those students who have appeared in CUCET-2018 and missed the earlier dates of admission as notified by the university. Students of all categories can check the availability of seats and personally appear on the given dates for fulfilling admission formalities.”

Kumar Kaushal, assistant registrar (academic), said the available vacancies in different categories can be swapped. “Based on circumstances and available vacancies, the seats under various quota categories namely UR, OBC, SC and ST may be swapped.”

For example, in communication and media studies, there are seven vacant seats for the SC/ST category. If the university does not get enough candidates from the ST category, the seats will be filled from the SC category.

A faculty member of the university said on condition of anonymity: “A large number of seats remained vacant as there was some limitation with the university functioning from a transit campus at Patna. But this year we have moved to a new campus and we are hopeful that all seats will be filled from next year.”

The results of the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET)-2018 was declared on May 26. In July this year, the university shifted to Gaya from Patna on a 300-acre campus.

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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