To fill seats, PTU allows direct admission in 2nd semester
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To fill seats, PTU allows direct admission in 2nd semester

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The courses on offer are engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications

Chandigarh: Punjab Technical University (PTU) has allowed direct admission into the second semester to fill vacant engineering and management seats in affiliated colleges.

The courses on offer are engineering, Master of Business Administration (MBA) and Master of Computer Applications (MCA). The students can do the first semester later.

Those admitted to the second semester directly will attend classes during summer vacations for the first semester and appear for the exam at their convenience.

Classes for first semester courses started in July and those for the second semester are to start in January.

Set up in 1997, the university has nearly 110 colleges under it offering engineering courses and 139 colleges offering management and computer application courses.

The university had asked all affiliated colleges to admit students directly in the second semester by January 22.

“The idea is to fill seats. This system has been adopted by many leading foreign universities,” a PTU official said.

To compensate for the first semester, students would attend classes between the second and third semester, the official said.

At PTU, an engineering course is of eight semesters while MCA and MBA courses are of four semesters each.

To fill the seats, college officials from Punjab go as far as the northeastern region and Nepal to bring in students.

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