No Admission Recorded in Private Pre-University Colleges in Karnataka for Three Years
At least 541 private PU (pre-university) colleges in Karnataka, including 166 colleges in Bengaluru district, have had no admissions in the last three years. There are about 61 PU colleges in Bangalore North, 93 colleges in Bangalore South and 12 colleges in Bangalore Rural. According to a report by EI, none of these colleges recorded admissions for the 2019-20, 2020-21 and 2021-22 academic year.
The Deputy Director of Bengaluru North Shriram District told EI that the reason for the decline in admissions is low quality of infrastructure, insufficient faculty and lack of infrastructure, admission fees students. On the other side, there is an increase in admissions in government colleges in North Bengaluru.
Anand Raj, deputy district superintendent of Bengaluru South, said 7 private pre-university institutions have been closed due to lack of admissions. Many of these colleges that have not registered any admissions can apply for the renewal of the admissions process this year. The UP Board of Trustees must accept the final call following the survey of the college‘s infrastructure, teaching and administrative needs.
However, districts like Chikkamagaluru, Ramanagara, Kodagu, Chamarajanagar and Gadag noticed that only their six colleges had zero admissions. Meanwhile, only three schools in Uttara Kannada have had no admissions in the past three years.