University Official said that due to the delay in the admissions in university, the top ranked students are join the other universities. To attract those students university decided to conduct the early admission process from the next year.
Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, vice-chancellor UOH said, "Usaully by the time we conduct our entrance examination, the students have already appeared fro several competitive exams. So this time we will commence the procedure in the month of Feb itself, giving the best students a chance to UoH as a first option".
Officials said every year students who take the entrance tests and carefully attend all the interview rounds that follow often do not turn up to claim their seats as the delayed process causes them to join elsewhere. Last year around 30,000 students appeared for entrance test which was a gateway to the coveted 2,000 seats fro various courses. The schedule which has been changed after 25 years would be good reform fro the university said Ramaswamy as with the old system, delayed admissions continue till September or even October sometimes and classes begin very late.
Another change in the admission procedure from next year is the students have to submit the application forms through online only. Form the next couple years entrance tests will be conducted in online.
Recntly university added two new courses from the next academic year, Master of Public Health (MPH) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Public Health and Integrated Masters in Earth and Space Sciences.
The department of mathematics and computer science too is being separated to form two distinct schools. One for the Mathematics and Statistics and another for Computers and information Sciences.