The Mumbai University has decided to give permission to its affiliated colleges to increase its seats capacity by five more percent if they fulfill certain criteria led by the university. The university has given the colleges permission to increase intake capacity by 10% in traditional courses and by 20% in professional courses last month. The circular by the university came in regard that no deserving student left out of seats in degree colleges. Interested colleges who want to apply for the additional seat intake benefit need to apply till August 14.
In the month of July, when almost 200 colleges applied for additional seats demands from the university, almost all of them were granted permission to do the same. The state government had passed a resolution after this to allow all the universities to provide additional intakes to their affiliated colleges, so that students don’t get left out from higher education due to lack of seats. According to a university official, “After the government circular, many more colleges sought additional intake. University’s academic bodies decided to agree to their demands with conditions.”
According to Registrar MA Khan, “Since the class XII results have been good across boards, the government and university felt the need to increase the capacity to accommodate all students. The colleges, however, cannot increase their divisions, not increase work load on teachers and also cannot be a liability on the government.”
Those colleges which have adequate infrastructure to accommodate additional students, approved principal, faculty and staff and which have not been punished by the university for any offence in the last three years can apply for the additional intake of students. According to an official, “While the criteria were relaxed for some colleges in the first round in July, this time we have decided to not allow any relaxation. Last time, college even-in-charge principals were given permission, the additional five per cent hike will be given to colleges who have approved principal only.”