Teachers attribute the peak to students’ reluctance to leave town for studies during a pandemic, coupled with the fact that this year’s results for most secondary education councils have been close to 100%. In addition, the university also offers more options / combinations of subjects compared to the past.
LU is one of the few universities in the country to have implemented the National Education Policy 2020 (NEP) which offers professional subjects as well as entry / exit options, thus helping students to plan their careers in a more organized way. , added the teachers.
According to admission data released by the university on Sunday, LU received 48,022 application forms for UG courses, around 8.5% more than last year and around 30-40% more than in 2019. and 2018. The huge jump in 2020 is mainly due to Covid. -19 concerns. Previously, LU saw an increase in the number of applications, but it was still below 30,000. LU offers admission to 4,123 UG seats from BA, BA (Hons), BSc, BCom, BCom (Hons), BCA, LLB (Integrated), BVoc, BVA and BFA.
LU had adopted a centralized admission process last year. Although only about 20 colleges have opted for the system, many applicants have chosen LU due to the ease of applying for multiple institutions through a single application. Additionally, this year the application window has been open for almost five months, the longest period so far due to the session being delayed due to the pandemic. As a result, applicants were given more time to submit forms.
“The percentage of student success in all school boards is almost 100%. Therefore, many applicants may have applied for LU as a backup option, fearing that they would lose admission to other institutions like University of Delhi and University of Mumbai, which have high thresholds, ”said a retired professor who was also the admissions coordinator of the LU.
“Since LU runs entrance tests, applicants who scored low will have another chance to get their subject of choice, which they might have missed at other universities with cutoffs. high, ”he added. Dean, Academic Professor Rakesh Chandra said, “LU was able to stand out by achieving high scores in the university rankings thanks to better placements, quality research and teaching. We are also the first to adopt the NEP.
26% increase in the number of candidates for PG courses
LU has seen an increase in applications for admission to postgraduate courses. For admission to 4,942 seats, a total of 24,397 applications were received, 26% more than last year’s figures. About 17,000 applicants had opted for admission to MA, MCom, MSc, LLB (3 years) and LLM last year.