Published On: Thu, Jun 3rd, 2010

Panjab University to conduct admissions Online

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In a bid to substantially reduce the paper work and to streamline the cumbersome procedure of admissions, Panjab University (PU) has decided to issue online admit cards and roll numbers to its students, who are studying inside the campus and in over 100 colleges in Punjab, from the forthcoming sessions.
“Gradually, we are on the path to put everything online in order to bring more transparency and efficiency in the varsity affairs. From the next session we will issue online admit cards and roll numbers. It would be a big help for outstation students and would reduce the chances of any discrepancy,” said PU Vice-chancellor RC Sobti.
He added, “Students and their parents can also check the record of their attendance on the website. They can also file their complaints online. We would ensure the process gets hastened up.”
PU campus is spread over 550 acres in Chandigarh and over 11,000 students study at over 60 teaching departments in the campus.
PU has launched a website ( for centralised online admissions in the forthcoming session in the B. Com. Course. There are over 4,000 seats in BCom I, in 26 PU-affiliated colleges in the union territory and other cities of Punjab.
This course, which sees a good increase in admission cut-offs every year, is most sought after not only among the students of this region but also among outstation students. Every year students from different states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Jammu and Kashmir, Himachal Pradesh and New Delhi also apply for this course.
“Online centralised admission procedure will enable the students and their parents to save their precious time, money and energy by not making rounds of different colleges in different cities. It will also bring transparency in the policies related to admission process,” said Sobti.
He added, “It would be a user-friendly website and there would be a space for also receiving users’ feedback. From the next session, we also intend to start issuing online roll numbers and admit cards to our students.”
“The availability of all these details on the website would not only ensure transparency and efficiency but also help the students to choose the appropriate institution for learning. We will try to offer online admissions also in other courses in the coming years,” pointed out Sobti.