The delay by the Mumbai University in declaring the results of the candidates is affecting the admissions in the Pune in the PG courses as in some of the departments of Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the number of applicants are low while in other affiliated colleges the situation is completely reversed.
This year, there are few applications received by the Hindi Department of the SPPU University in comparison to the last year. According to the officials the reason for this could be the delay in the results by other universities, such as Mumbai University.
“Every year, we get a sizeable number of applications from Mumbai, which didn't happen this year since the deadline for applications has elapsed and MU students haven't got their mark-sheets yet. This year, nearly 30 seats combined are vacant in the Hindi department's two post-graduate specializations. To fill these seats, students from non-Hindi backgrounds have applied for admissions. Had the Mumbai University results been declared on time, we would have had no vacant seats and no need for a second round of admissions,” said Sadanand Bhosale, head of the SPPUʼs Hindi department.
On one hand some colleges are complaining about the low number of applicants for the PG courses, other affiliated colleges said that under the current situation they are forced to create additional seats for accommodating the MU students.
The process for admission for PG courses has ended in many colleges and is about to end in others but, principals of these colleges said that they are receiving desperate requests from the students wither to postpone the process or to consider them for the admissions.