This Year, 2939 JK Students Apply for Admissions in Jamia

KL Report

SRINAGAR

A total number of 2,939 students from Jammu and Kashmir have applied for admission to various courses offered in Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi.

Significantly, the Central University, this year, has received a record 1.49 lakh applications for 240 courses being offered by it in the upcoming academic session.

“We received a record 1, 49,148 applications for over 6,000 seats in the academic year 2015-16,” Jamia Spokesperson Mukesh Ranjan said on Wednesday.  “A 25 per cent increase in the applications has been registered against last year.”

The maximum numbers of applications have come from Uttar Pradesh (36,407), Delhi (34729) and Bihar (15,333) followed by Haryana (5785), Jammu & Kashmir (2,939), Jharkhand (2,306), Rajasthan (1,688), Uttarakhand (1,524) and West Bengal (1398). Applications have been received from places as far as Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Lakshadweep.

33,077 applicants are female and 73,865 male; the varsity has also got two applications from transgenders.

Pertinently, the online registration process for admission had commenced on April 13 and was scheduled to end on May 1 but the deadline was later extended to May 4 in the wake of the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal and parts of India.015.

Jamia offers over 240 courses such as M Phil, postgraduate, undergraduate, diploma, certificate in 9 Faculties, 39 Departments, and several teaching and research centres.

“The largest numbers of applications – 39,654 – are for BTech courses followed by Diploma Engineering (10,633), Bachelor of Dental Surgery (6,603), BA LLB (Hons) (4,543) and Bachelor of Physiotherapy (1,199). Other regular courses in Social Sciences, Humanities and Languages, Natural Sciences have also witnessed an upsurge in applications,” Ranjan added.

More so, the newly introduced MA programme in Gender Studies has invited 205 applications, MSc in Biophysics (57), Advanced Diploma in Public Health (46), and Diploma in Disaster Management (Self Financed – Evening) (194),” the statement said.

Ranjan added that 101 applications have been received from other countries. The figure is likely to go up as the last date for foreign applications is May 15.

“Admit cards for all exams will be issued online. The date of display of selected/waitlisted candidates list after entrance tests and interviews is July 12 and the last date for completion of admission formalities for selected candidates is July 14, 2015. Entrance tests for 21 programmes will be conducted across 12 cities. The remaining tests will take place in Delhi,” he maintained.

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