Nagpur University has notified that it will be conducting a second entrance examination to take admissions since a significant number of seats are still vacant in the ‘Oberoi Centre for Excellence’ under robotics branch of post graduate diploma course. Considering the situation, the University took decision to conduct a second entrance test so as to fill the vacant seats.
During the first entrance exam as many as 49 students appeared against 60 seats prescribed for the course. Dinesh Agarwal, who is the Board of College and University Development director, was of the view that till date only 15 students have confirmed their admission after the payment of the prescribed tuition fees.
In lieu of all this, the University has issued a new notification inviting applications from the interested students. The date for the second exam has not yet been decided but it will be decided soon in the near future. The officials are speculating that around 50 seats can be filled through the second test.
University officials were of the view that they become astonished when they came to know about the number of students who finally turned up to seek the admission because at the time of application process for the much-hyped diploma, the number of application received was much more than the number of seats . Moreover, SS Limaye who was former principal of Jhulelal Institute of Technology (JIT) has been appointed as coordinator for the centre by the Nagpur University.
Candidates who are holding a degree in BE, BSc, BCA or MCA or any other equivalent course at the undergraduate level are eligible to apply provided that they have studied Mathematics and Physics as compulsory subject.
The BCUD director said the classes for the First Batch of the course are scheduled to begin from the first week of October. It is also expected that Vivek Oberoi will attend the classes too as he is the one who is funding the course.
Nagpur University has also taken a followed up initiative i.e. to completely repair, renovate and modify the existing SAIF building where it is supposed that the robotics classes would be conducted in the future. So for now or say on a temporal basis the classes of NU’s Molecular Biology and Genetic Engineering Department have been shifted to the new campus.