Amritsar, July 8
The GNDU and the city colleges have opened registration for admission to undergraduate courses for the 2022-23 session. Despite the delay in declaration of results by CBSE and ICSE, enrollment has started with students from Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir thronging to city colleges and university to attend. to register.
Agriculture-related subjects popular among students
- Despite delay in declaration of results by CBSE and ICSE, registrations have started with students from Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir crowding colleges in the city and GNDU for registration .
- The emerging trend seen in the current admission season is that agriculture and agriculture-related subjects have become popular among students. Khalsa College, which has run a bachelor of science in agriculture since 1934, has seen an increase in enrollment in agriculture courses
The emerging trend seen in the current admission season is that agriculture and agriculture-related subjects have become popular among students. Khalsa College, which has run a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture since 1934, has seen an increase in enrollment in agriculture courses.
“We were the oldest institutions to offer a degree course in agricultural studies in the city. Khalsa College has 240 places in BSc Agriculture and over the past few years the enrollment in the course has increased by almost 50%,” said Dr Mehal Singh, Principal of Khalsa College.
He said that 50 percent of the total registrations received for agriculture courses are girls. “There is a growing trend of girls opting for agriculture-related courses, which is progressive as it provides them with an opportunity for self-reliance and learning technical skills,” he said.
Khalsa College holds an entrance exam for the above courses. He informed that there is 100% placement in agriculture-based courses and the high demand for skilled professionals is driving freshmen to seek careers in agri-tech.
GNDU has also secured enrollments for BSc Agriculture as the university started the course a few years ago. Professor SS Behal, Dean of Academic Affairs, GNDU, said agriculture-related courses are currently among the most popular undergraduate courses.
“We have a lot of enrollment for agriculture and mass communications, two of the relatively new courses the university offers. Apart from the traditional science and business courses, these two departments have seen such an increase in demand that the university is holding an entrance examination for admission to these courses,” Prof. SS Behal said. The university has 40 places in BSc Agriculture and 30 in BA Mass Communication and admission is by entrance examination.
Giving a boost to job-oriented learning in agriculture, GNDU has also recently established an Agri-Innovation and Research Center.
DAV College, which has always been a popular choice for students from outposts, especially Jammu and Kashmir, has also seen high demand for Bachelors in Computer Science and Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication. Although the college does not hold any entrance examinations for admission to these courses, this time the college offers special scholarships to deserving students in the SC/ST category. Similarly, BBK DAV College also received maximum enrollment for computer and media related courses.