Punjab Technical University (PTU) has allowed all its affiliated colleges to provide direct admission to MBA, MCA and M.Tech courses.
Usually, PTU will hold the counselling to admit the students for MBA, MCA and M.Tech courses. But, for this time PTU has allowed its colleges to hold direct admission to these courses.
According to the notification issued by the Department of Technical Education and Industrial Training (DTEIT), PTU is the competent authority to hold the centralised counselling for admission to Master of Computer Application (MCA) course for the academic year 2014.
The admission will be on the basis of the merit in the qualifying examinations.
Similarly, PTU has issued a notification that, MBA course admission would be conducted by Common Management Admission Test (CMAT) scores, which was conducted by All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi.
For M.Tech courses, admission would be conducted based on the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) scores.
These notifications were issued to 119 MBA, and 54 MCA and M.Tech colleges.
DTEIT, Secretary, R K Verma said that as per the notification, PTU has to conduct the centralised counselling for admission to these courses.
"The university cannot do so as it's a violation of the state government's notification. If they have done so, they need to explain their conduct," said Verma.
Buta Singh, Dean, academics, PTU, said, "The university conducted centralised counselling for BTech course, but due to less intake of students in the courses of MTech, MCA and MBA, we asked the colleges to conduct admissions on their own."
"The colleges had started holding admissions directly before we got the notification from the Punjab government," he added.