Situation worsens in pandemic scenario,College seats go empty.


With the graph of the Covid 19 virus steeply rising, college seats go empty, with fewer students registering themselves. In this strain, many colleges in Kolkata are awaiting a nod from the state government and the University of Calcutta, the mother University, in the case of another round of admissions. This happened when a fairly large number of students had submitted declarations earlier, but withdrew those later from the courses they had applied for.

The data received from this stand to a vacancy of more than 90 seats in Bethune College, around a whopping 200 in Surendra Nath College, around 107 in Bethune College, and around 100 in Maulana Azad College. The principal of Surendra Nath College has remarked that such a situation has given rise to uncertainty among students from districts other than Kolkata. They are unsure whether they will be able to continue their higher education from a place other than their hometown amidst a pandemic. He also added how some others went on to pursue professional courses and how they expressed their desire to leave such courses.

A similar situation has arisen in Lady Brabourne College, where 107 seats out of 619 are empty. The Principal has added that they are awaiting a permit from the authorities of the University of Calcutta to put forth a notice for the second round of admissions.

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