Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University (GGSIPU) is planning to conduct extra classes for the students of second round of counselling. Though the new academic session at GGSIPU has already started, the admission process is not completed yet. The first round of counselling is not over up till now and the date of second counselling also is yet to be finalised. Due to this, the university is planning to conduct extra classes for the students admitted after second round of counselling so that they do not miss out their studies.
The vice- chancellor of GGSIPU, DK Bandyopadhyay, explaining the delay in the admission process says, “The delay in counselling has occurred because All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) took a long time in communicating to us about the desired number of student intake in courses like B Tech and B Arch. We have heard from them only recently.”
According to the VC, it takes between seven and eight days for classes to begin in full swing after the beginning of an academic session, a reason why students who have been admitted after the first round of counselling will not lose much study-time. The main worry is for the students who will be admitted after second round of counselling as till the time they will join, they will loose the classes of minimum two to three weeks. Hence, the decision to conduct extra classes has been taken only for them.
Bandyopadhyay, further explains, “The staff of on-campus schools and colleges affiliated to GGSIPU has already been directed to conduct extra classes for those students who would have missed their classes due to delayed admissions. The schools are free to either conduct these classes in extended hours after regular classes, or during weekends, as per their convenience.”
At the orientation programme organized for the students of new academic year at Dwarka campus, Bandyopadhyay confirms that the yearly academic strength of GGSIPU, which was 21,000 students last year, has been increased to 22,000 students this year.