All India Colleges Urge UGC & AICTE to extend cutoff date of admissions for the session 2023-24
Floods in North India and disturbance in North east are major reasons for demand
Mohali, Aug 31st
FSFTI demands extension in Cutoff dates for admissions:
Federation of Self Financing Technical Institutions, All India (FSFTI) urged University Grants Commission (UGC) All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi to extend the cut -off date of admission for technical courses in all approved colleges to 30th Oct, 2023.
Floods in North affected Admission Process:
Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, FSFTI; President, Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) & Chairman, Aryans Group of Colleges, Rajpura, Near Chandigarh said that everyone are aware of the fact that flood in entire North India specially in Himachal Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand & part of Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir etc. have affected everyone severely and students couldn’t apply for various courses due to no connectivity with other states. Not only this, more than 300 roads remain disconnected with the other parts of the country for more than a month in Himachal, mentioned Kataria.
Disturbance in North East -Another major factor:
Sh. RS Munirathinam, Patron, FSFTI & Dr. KVK Rao, General Secretary, FSFTI said that the aspiring students from North East also could not apply for their dream courses due to disturbance in the region. The curfew & non availability of internet was there for a long time in Manipur. Keeping all these facts in mind the last date for admission should be extended for 2 months at least, they added.
For the session 2022-23 as per AICTE’s academic calendar the last date of admission was 30th Oct & as per UGC notification number F. No. 1-12/2022 (DB), the last date was 31st Oct.
This year, the students are worried for the session 2023-24 because the last date to apply for various courses is 15th Sep, 2023 & lakhs of students will not be able to get the seats due to above mentioned reasons.