Srinagar, Oct 9: The University of Kashmir has increased its intake capacity in various post-graduate courses substantially to facilitate admission of more students aspiring for higher education. The decision will take effect from the next academic session.
According to a notification issued by the university, the vice-chancellor, Prof Reyaz Punjabi, has ordered an overall increase by 355 seats in the intake capacity of both "payment" and "open" categories in at least 29 courses being conducted by it. A notification to the effect was issued last month vide No F-Enhc. Intake PG courses- Acad /KU/08/Gen-576.
"We have been concentrating on uplifting our infrastructure base in the university and we have improved on it to a great extent. Now, we want the infrastructure should benefit the students who want to pursue PG at KU. So we decided to enhance the intake capacity in accordance with the infrastructure available in various departments on the campus," Prof Punjabi told Greater Kashmir, adding it was essential that the benefits of higher education reached as many aspirants as possible.
The increased intake capacity in 29 of the total 37 departments aggregates to 355 in addition to over 2000 seats at present.
"Every year we see many students qualifying the entrance examination with a good merit, but we are not able to take them just because our intake capacity limits don't permit us. Keeping that thing in view, we decided that we should increase the intake capacity substantially so that aspirants for higher education benefit," Prof Punjabi said.