Ghatshila College Faces Challenges as Enrollment Begins with Reduced Seats

Ghatshila College begins enrollment for the 2024-26 academic session despite a significant reduction in seats by the Jharkhand Academic Council. The college faces financial and educational challenges, with a projected budgetary loss of Rs 10 lakh.

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Ghatshila College Faces Challenges as Enrollment Begins with Reduced Seats

Ghatshila College Faces Challenges as Enrollment Begins with Reduced Seats

Ghatshila College has commenced the enrollment process for the Intermediate Academic Session 2024-26, offering courses in Arts, Science, and Commerce. However, the Jharkhand Academic Council (JAC) has significantly reduced the total seats across all faculties for affiliated colleges in the state, posing financial and educational challenges for Ghatshila College.

The JAC's decision has slashed the total seats at Ghatshila College from 2,432 to a mere 384, with the Arts faculty experiencing the most significant reduction from 1,152 to 128 seats. The Science and Commerce faculties have also seen their seats cut from 640 each to 128 seats per faculty.

Why this matters: The reduction of seats in Ghatshila College has far-reaching implications for the education sector in Jharkhand, as it may lead to a shortage of qualified teachers and staff, ultimately affecting the quality of education provided to students. Moreover, this decision may set a precedent for other affiliated colleges in the state, potentially impacting the overalleducation landscape.

Dr. RK Chaudhary, Principal of Ghatshila College, expressed grave concern over the financial implications of the seat reduction. "Government grants for running intermediate classes in affiliated colleges were not allocated," he stated, adding that "the salaries of teachers and staff relied solely on enrollment fees." The college now faces a projected budgetary loss of approximately Rs 10 lakh, which may adversely impact the quality of education provided.

Despite these challenges, Ghatshila College is proceeding with the enrollment process for the 2024-26 academic session. The deadline for form submission is May 20, and the merit list will be released on May 30, followed by subsequent admissions. The college remains committed to providing quality education to its students, even in the face of financial constraints.

The Jharkhand Academic Council's decision to reduce seats in affiliated colleges has left Ghatshila College grappling with the potential impact on its financial stability and educational offerings. As the enrollment process moves forward, the college administration is working to address these challenges and ensure that students continue to receive a high-quality education despite the reduced intake capacity.

Key Takeaways

  • Ghatshila College begins enrollment for 2024-26 session despite seat reduction.
  • JAC reduces total seats at Ghatshila College from 2,432 to 384.
  • Arts faculty sees biggest reduction from 1,152 to 128 seats.
  • Seat reduction may lead to financial and educational challenges.
  • College faces projected budgetary loss of Rs 10 lakh.