According to various Pune colleges, the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) has caused a variety of problems for the institutes. This Monday was the first day of college for many students entering the law colleges, however, many law colleges are disappointed by the newly introduced CAP. They complain that the CAP not only lead to the delay in admissions by several months but has also lead to a decrease in admissions as compared to the previous years.
Stats show that admission has decreased by 25-30 per cent and since the commencement of classes was delayed, many colleges had to cancel leaves of their staff members and faculty so that syllabus of students does not have to suffer.
According to Sunita Adhav, Principal at Modern College, the newly introduced CAP has caused many problems including a decrease in admissions. She pointed out that every year the admission to all the 160 seats is completed as soon as the admission is announced. However, due to the centralised admission process, till now the college has only been able to fill 110-115 seats. She also mentioned that a similar scenario has been observed in other law colleges as well.
Similarly, Principal of Yashwantrao Chavan Law College, Shubhada Gholap also said that this year that college has not been able to fill the complete seats. Out of a total pf 400 seats, 50 seats are still vacant at the college. She pointed out that due to delay in admission only those students waited for admissions who were sure about pursuing law and those who were unsure, chose other streams. Since the students had to wait for 6 months before taking admission in any college, many students backed off.
Rohini Honap, Principal of DES Law College said that earlier she was worried due to the decreased admissions as after CAP, only 65-70 per cent of their seats were filled. Now she is worried about completing the syllabus on time as the session has started late and not enough time is left for teachers to finish the syllabus. For this purpose, leaves of many faculty members have been cancelled and they will have to work for extra hours. Honap mentioned that unlike every year, the first semester exams will be conducted in the month of January instead of October and for this, the faculty will be teaching on Sundays as well so that they are able to complete the 90-day academic calendar.