• Pharmacy courses need booster shot as students lose interest in Ahmedabad
     August 7th, 2012     Kunal     Posted in Education In Gujarat, Gujarat in News

    The first round of admissions for ME and MPharm courses is over and there are still 3,595 seats vacant in various colleges offering these courses across the state. A reshuffling would be carried out for the vacant seats on August 13.There are 1,153 seats vacant in master of engineering (ME) courses, even as 178 students have got their admissions cancelled. In case of MPharm there are 2,442 seats lying vacant out of which 118 students got their admissions cancelled.

    The admission committee has announced the schedule for reshuffling. There are 50 ME colleges with 3,853 seats for which 8,100 students had applied. For MPharm, there are 61 colleges with 4,600 seats with only 2,530 applicants.

    The first round of counseling for the students seeking admission to ME colleges was held on July 23 while for MPharm students it was carried out on July 20. It was for the first time that the admission committee had first deducted five seats reserved for sponsored students from the industry from the number of seats in each college and then declared the 25% management quota seats. This decision had led to unrest among the managements of the self-financed colleges.

    Earlier, the admission committee used to declare management quota seats without deducting the five sponsored seats.

    The maximum number of seats that have fallen vacant are in the pharmacy stream as there have been few takers for both BPharm and M Pharm courses.