The online entrance examination for admission to various postgraduate, postgraduate and other courses at Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU) and its affiliated colleges is being held from July 21 to 24 at 22 centers in across India including Maharashtra. A total of 21,670 applications were received for admission to these various courses. The exam will consist of multiple choice questions (MCQ) and will be 100 points. With the admissions process already delayed, this year the overall admissions to the university and its affiliated colleges are going to be significantly delayed. In the meantime, there will be no entrance examination for courses for which the number of applications received is less than the admission capacity of said courses and an email to this effect has been sent to all students.
Sanjeev Sonawane, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, SPPU, said: “We have started the admissions process, for which online entrance exams are held. After an interval of two years, the entrance exam is conducted in online mode at various centers and once the exam is completed, the results will be proclaimed. Although the admissions process is a little delayed, we will try to complete it by the end of August.
The admission process for a total of 174 courses including graduate, postgraduate diploma, postgraduate diploma and certificate is ongoing. The July 21-24 entrance exam is for admission to 93 of the 174 courses. A total of 7,850 places are available in the 174 courses.
“Students have to go to the centers to take the exam, and all the information about it has been given to them,” Sonawane said.
On the other hand, students who have applied for various courses are a bit disappointed due to the delay in the process. Meenakshi Tingre, who applied for a postgraduate course in the science stream, said, “The admission process to various other private universities has already been completed or is in its final stages. If we are not admitted to the SPPU, we fear losing an academic year. It should have started much earlier, so we had a choice to make between the universities.
While Kuldeep Ambekar, a law student and president of Students Helping Hand, said: “There are thousands of students who cannot afford admission to private universities and have to wait for the process university course admission begins. If there is such a delay when all other things are in place after the pandemic, it will negatively affect the careers of students. »