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.