An admission in-charge of Patna College Randhir Kumar says that "Till now, only 488 students have been admitted in different degree courses and a total of 112 seats are unfilled. However, we have extended the admission date till 13th of August, 2012. Students are more interested in Vocational Courses as regular courses have lower prospectus of early job opportunities".
"When compared to the last year records, around one-third of the seats were occupied by girl students, but this year the number of girls admitted will hardly reach 50 or 60 in Patna College", added Kumar. And when he was asked if this was due to the Entrance exam which was introduced for the first time in Patna College, he said "Students from Rural areas had high marks but have not been able to clear entrance tests and vice-versa is the case with Urban students. But, still the written test have improved the quality of students.
Officials of Patna College says, that students have not come forward to take admission despite lowering the cutoff marks. In the science stream alone, there are 42 vacancies in the maths section and more than 100 in biology section. Candidates have just not turned up even after the second and third cutoff lists were announced.
However, the admissions of 415 students have completed, but, still admissions on sports, fine arts and other quotas are still remaining. What do you think? When so many seats are lying vacant across colleges and universities, will this result in loss of financial status of such colleges?