Vikrama Simhapuri University courses fail to attract students

Vikrama Simhapuri University courses fail to attract students
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Varsity colleges are no better than primary schools located in remote areas where student-teacher ratio is awful. Out of 460 seats in Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU) College till now only 120 seats were filled. Some departments even not have student strength of 5. Though the university was established in 2008, recently, the administration and academic wings have been shifted to new campus at K

Nellore: Varsity colleges are no better than primary schools located in remote areas where student-teacher ratio is awful. Out of 460 seats in Vikrama Simhapuri University (VSU) College till now only 120 seats were filled. Some departments even not have student strength of 5. Though the university was established in 2008, recently, the administration and academic wings have been shifted to new campus at Kakuturu.

The varsity has been offering 14 courses with 460 students strength. Regional priorities, bias, political influence in recruitments and inadequate facilities have made quality education in the institution poor. Recently, a section of students staged protests in the varsity and approached Tollywood actor and Jana Sena chief Pawan Kalyan for his involvement in cleaning the institution.

Food technology has 5 students, English 4, political science and public administration 11, and social work 3 against 30 seats. In MA Telugu, 12 students admitted out of total strength of 50 seats and in MSc organic chemistry 19 seats were filled out of 30. Only MSc marine biology has full strength of 30 students.

MSc applied mathematics has 4 students out of 40; 3 seats were filled out of 30 in MSc physics; MSc statistics and computer applications has 5 out of 20; microbiology has 4 out of 30; MEd has 2 out of 50 total seats in the varsity campus. Masters in commerce has somewhat better strength of 16 out of 30 total seats. The varsity is conducting second counselling for courses. 107 students joined in first counselling and only 17 students joined in second counselling till Thursday.

“The varsity colleges are lacking attractive courses according to current needs of students and employability. So, students are voluntarily rejecting the courses without second thought.

Only few, who fail to get good branches are joining these courses till they get good college,” said a retired professor on the condition of anonymity. He said overhauling of varsity education is much needed observing admissions in all varsities. Interestingly, the state government recently sanctioned additional teaching posts of 76 for running classes in the institution.

By P V Prasad

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