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Admission Deadline should be extended to 31st December in Punjab & other States:- Dr. Anshu Kataria

PUNJAB NEW EXPRESS | December 06, 2020 09:21 PM

MOHALI: Federation of Self Financing Technical Institution of India (FSFTI) & Punjab Unaided Colleges Association (PUCA) have urged Government to implement the AICTE recent notification including Punjab & other states.

As per AICTE notification issued on 3rd Dec, 2020 last date of admission to Engineering Courses (Diploma & Diploma Lateral entry) has been extended up to 31st Dec, 2020 in some state where admission & counseling has not been started due to Covid 19.

Dr. Anshu Kataria, President, FSFTI & PUCA said that youth along with farmers from states of Punjab, Haryana, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh  are on protest since 2 months in their respective states & now protesting  at Delhi Border &  are to continue with their agitation "Delhi Chalo". This also has affected railways specifically in north region.

While giving more information kataria said, in Punjab, admission has been adversely affected due to Covid & now due to this massive protest. There are around 30000 sanctioned polytechnic seats in Private Polytechnic Colleges but till now less than 3000 are filled due to the mentioned reasons.

KVK Rao, General Secretary, FSFTI said that in Tamil Nadu also COVID-19 has already impacted the strength of students applications as many students have not applied or taken admission in colleges. Due to second spell of corona more positive cases are emerging now & majority of people are still vulnerable. Due to this pandemic, admissions in 2020 are worse affected.


Mr. RS Munirathanam, Chief Patron, FSFTI said as students can seek admission in any state across the country from Kashmir to Kanya kumari then why some specific states are given relaxation to extend date of admission?

Sh. VK Verma from Madhya Pradesh said that the How students will take admission in next classes as some undergraduate results are still pending? He also stressed that in Madhya Pradesh, impact of corona is more in urban areas as compared to rural & aspiring students are hesitating to come out from their villages. They are hopeful that the government will find some solution to cope up with this pandemic.

Various members of PUCA including Amit Sharma, Ashwani Garg, Ashok Garg, D J Singh, Manav Dhawan, Dr. Mohit Mahajan, Shaminder Gil & others supported this demand

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