Mangaluru: No new admissions in 16 PU colleges in Dakshina Kannada


Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Nov 25: Dakshina Kannada district has always been known to be one of the more vibrant districts as far as education and quality of teaching are concerned. However, surprisingly, no one has got admitted into 16 PU colleges in Dakshina Kannada (DK) district for this year. This situation defies logic as 5,000 additional students have been added to the influx into PU colleges as the government has treated all students who appeared for SSLC exam as having passed the examination.

The PU colleges seem to have taken a beating because of the impact of coronavirus infection. Six colleges have written to the department of PU education informing them that they would not henceforth be able to run the PU colleges. The colleges that have been closed down are located in Kinnigoli, Uppinangady, Adyar, Nadupadavu, Pandeshwar and Ullal.

At the same time, there has been sharp decline in the setting up of new PU colleges. Dakshina Kannada district normally witnesses opening of five to ten new PU colleges. But during the last one year this number has gone down drastically. In the year 2020-21, proposals to open eight PU colleges in the district had been submitted. Out of them, one PU college each have been opened in Guruvayanakere and near Mijar.

Proposal for the opening of PU college near Suratkal, which was submitted in the previous year, has got the nod this year. This year only one proposal for new PU college was submitted but it is yet to get the permission. It is apparent that many students have opted to undergo professional courses. Many of the students, who have got added this time, have chosen to get admission into government colleges, as per an analysis.

 

 

 

  

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  • francis lobo, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    With the government withdrawing aid to many private collges and also non providing proper infrastructure to government colleges, this trend is going to increase. The fees in the unaided private colleges are becoming exorbitant. The new PU colleges which are built only for students joining professional courses ask for fees well above 1 lac per year and if the student is below average it is still more. In this situation and due to pandemics most of the parents cannot afford to educate the children and prefer them working in malls as sales agents or shop salespeople. Also with the advent of Swiggy or other food delivery chains, there is no need for education except for the operation of the mobile phone which the youngsters can easily do. So why get educated and earn the same salary.

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    While i agree with you mostly but if do get education one will remain delivery person for life but if educated you atleast have a chance for better jobs.

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  • ca girishkk, m'lore/dxb

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    By considering the intolerant atmosphere in M 'lore/Hindustan.. NRI's choose to continue their children education at their respective domicile where they are currently working..., may be ... First time it is happening like this.... courtesy.... Jokara gang.....

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  • Ajay Rebello, Kallianpur

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    Another MAJOR section you have left out is Keralites.

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  • real kujuma, kodial

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    changu and mangu in delhi and saffron party in karunaadu are panvatti to this nation and state...sooner they are kicked out it is better.

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  • pili, Mangalore

    Thu, Nov 25 2021

    thus is what happens when matantara issue politically motivated and govt. wants to take control private educational institutions.

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