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PU colleges in Bangalore expects huge rush

The increased pass percentage in SSLC 2011 results will create more rush to pre-university (PU) colleges for the academic year 2011-12. Of the 8.73 lakh students who appeared for SSLC exams, 632,184 cleared the exams and they are eligible for PU admissions. The question is: Are the PU colleges in the state capable of admitting all these students?

According to reports, there are enough PU colleges in the state to admit students. But the problem is they should not create unnecessary problems for students such as charging more fees or saying there is no entry for those who have secured less than 70%.
There are 3,781 PU colleges in the state. They are capable of admitting 9.5 lakh students. Apart from PU colleges, there are 289 polytechnic colleges and 1,260 ITI colleges in the state. Students, who have interest to join skill development courses, can choose these colleges.

To prevent PU colleges from collecting donations from parents, the state government has given sue-motto powers to PU department officials to take necessary actions against institutes which violate the rules.

Although there is a rule governing the issue of PU application forms, most of the city colleges are violating it by charging extra. The fee fixed by the department for application forms is Rs21.Hence, college managements should not charge more than that. But many of them are not following it. For instance, Austin College in Chamrajpet is charging Rs100, Dayanada Sagar College in Kumarswamy Layout takes Rs150, East Point Group of Institutions in Vigro Nagar charges Rs500 and SEA Group of Institutions in KR Puram is demanding Rs250.

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