HYDERABAD: Admissions to Telangana Online Degree Services (DOST) undergraduate courses this year have declined compared to recent years. Only 1,977,222 candidates applied to UG courses for the 2021-22 academic year and 2 19,693 seats are still vacant. The total number of seats is 4,17,415. DOST has reopened the registration process for admissions and applicants can register no later than November 20.
DOST organizer and TSCHE vice-president Prof. Limbadri said: “Undergraduate course enrollment in Telangana is 10% above the national average. The state’s graduation enrollment percentage stands at 36, while the national average is only 26%.
He added that around 3.5 lakh students complete the intermediate course every year and a majority of them would appear for EAMCET. Experts, for their part, are worried about the drop in enrollment in end-of-study courses, in particular in the artistic sector. One of the professors at Osmania University, who wished to remain anonymous, said the students were no longer interested in pursuing languages and history, except for those who wanted continue teaching.
No takers for the arts component courses: Prof
Experts are worried about the drop in enrollment in end-of-study courses, in particular in the arts sector. A professor from Osmania University said students were no longer interested in languages and history except for those who wanted to continue teaching