Agartala: Over 23,000 students filed online applications for admission into 22 general degree colleges across the state, while over 13,000 were selected in the first merit list, said director of higher education Saju Vaheed.
Speaking at a press conference, Vaheed said that for the first time, admission process is being conducted through the online mode due to the outbreak of novel coronavirus.
“One student can apply for a minimum of six colleges and a maximum of 15 colleges in a user-friendly manner. The online form fill-up started since the first week of August. Around 23,000 applications were received, while 13,000 applications were shortlisted,” Vaheed said.
He also said that the scrutiny process of 13,000 applications has been done in the last 10 days in 22 degree colleges and the list of selected candidates would reach the directorate of education by September 23.
“The college will notify the merit list in the website for the students with the information of availability of seats so that they can take admissions or choose to apply for alternative subject of their choice,” Vaheed added.
He also informed that during the scrutiny process, a number of applications were rejected due to errors. Many students had uploaded the same higher secondary certificates instead of Madhyamik certificates. However, they would be given another chance to apply again for the second allotment.
“The admission process will start from September 25 and continue till September 30. There is also the possibility of extending the admission dates for more than five days, if required. The admission committee of the colleges will take the decision of admission keeping it transparent and based on merit list,” Vaheed said.
Speaking further, he said that as per the AICTE guidelines, admission in colleges would continue till November, but Tripura University is yet to release the last date for admission.
“Once the results of the Tripura Board of Joint Entrance Examinations (TBJEE) and NEET exams are out, many seats will be vacant in which students can apply once again,” Vaheed added.
Earlier, education minister Ratan Lal Nath had said that the state government has decided to waive off all charges for admission including registration fees, admission fees, college development fees, tuition fees, except for the university registration and some nominal fees that would be charged from the candidates.