Madurai: 73,260 candidates will compete for 14,430 seats in 29 government arts and science colleges in Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Sivagangai districts in Madurai mandal in Madurai mandal and admission counseling will begin in a couple of days.
In recent years the interest in courses like engineering has decreased and more students are interested in joining arts and science colleges, so every year more applications are coming to these colleges. They show more preference to join government, government-aided arts and science colleges (morning cycle classes), especially considering the low fees.
60 students per class in arts section and 40 students per class in science section. However, college administrations report that 3 or 4 times more people apply for each course.
There are 29 Government Arts and Science Colleges functioning in Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram and Sivagangai districts in Madurai Mandal. About 73,260 students have applied online for various junior courses for the academic year 2022-23. However, the seats sanctioned by the government are only 14,430. It seems that more than 5 times more people are applying.
Also, this time 22,779 people have applied for admission in various courses in only 3 government arts colleges in Madurai district. However, only 2,448 students will be admitted as per the government quota. According to Directorate of College Education, students are interested in joining arts and science colleges if they are less interested in courses like engineering.
Madurai Zonal College Education Associate Director Pon. Muthuramalingam said, “Every year students show more interest in joining government colleges. Since the tuition fee is the same for students enrolled in first and afternoon rotation classes in government colleges, more poor students apply.
Government colleges are ready for this year’s admission counseling. Although the rank list has been announced by the Directorate of College Education, the counseling will take place in a couple of days. “Though this time it has been delayed by a week due to the delay in Plus-2 CBSE exam results, we have arranged to conduct the consultation properly,” he said.