After Chief Minister Captian Amarinder Singh’s caution to the Khalsa University management to not go ahead with new admission process as the future of the university rolls in controversy, the controversy has already marred the admission process for the nascent varsity. Despite the efforts to keep things in positive stride, the university authorities suggest that the entire episode will definitely harm the admissions prospects as lesser number of students queries are being received so far.
“Admissions are getting effected, though we are still in mid session and our admission process begins in May-June, but the enquiries remain doubtful,” said one the university spokesperson. There are currently 300 students studying various courses at the university, with staff strength of 50. “We are very positive and hopeful about the entire issue, but we don’t want the students or staff to suffer from any insecurity in future course. Having a professional university in the vicinity definitely helps students, who cannot bear expenses to study in private university or out of town institutions,’ he said.
Meanwhile, as the registrar University Dr. JS Dhillon said that the faculty members passed a resolution today seeking from the government clarity as all the rules and regulations had been adhered to while setting up of the University. They said that the KU is joint efforts by the civil society but some select political leaders were trying to subvert the noble project for the society. He said that the next academic session is arriving and the students are seeking the inquiries relating recent media reports about the future of the University.
Hundreds of students are studying in the second semester of various courses including the graduate, post graduate and doctoral courses. “The uncertainties should end”, said Dean Academics Dr. Raghbir Singh.