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Demand for PU seats increase in Karnataka colleges

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Bangalore: In the backdrop of SSLC exam results for the academic year 2014-15 registered the record breaking percentage, the demand for PU colleges has been increased in the state.

Reacting to students requests to get admissions in the PU colleges, the pre-university education (DPUE) has increased the number of students per section from 80 to 100 in aided and unaided colleges.

Demand for PU seats increase in Karnataka colleges

The SSLC results have registered the pass percentage of 81.82, It has been a high record in the board's history.

"Since the results were announced and applications started coming in, colleges began requesting that the number of seats in PU colleges be increased. The maximum number of seats in any section is 80 (minimum 40). But colleges wanted this to be raised to 110 and 120," said Sushama Godbole, director, DPUE.

The PU department has restricted the number to 100 per class, considering anything above that would be too many.

Admissions for Commerce and Science streams are being sought, particularly from colleges in rural areas, said department officials.

Admissions to Arts courses have shot up as well when compared to last year. However, so far only 60% of the seats have been filled up. Once the supplementary results are out, we expect all seats to be filled up, said Chandrashekarappa, principal, Surana PU College.

Due to increase in demand for seats, the DPUE has speeden up the approval of new colleges, which inturn helps students to take admission in these colleges.

Number of PU colleges in the State
Government1,203 
Aided 795
Bifurcated 163
Corporation PUC 13
Unaided 2,327

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