Government Colleges Allowed Direct Admissions to Fill Vacant Seats

The Government arts and science colleges have been granted permission by the Higher Education Department to carry out direct admissions to fill vacant seats. This decision has come as a relief to students who had not participated in the online admission process.

During an online meeting with college principals earlier this week, authorities issued instructions for the acceptance of applications directly from students. While government colleges in cities and major towns have been successful in admitting candidates to most of the available seats, the situation is different for newly-started colleges and those located in rural areas.

Veeramani, Principal of the Government Arts College for Women in Coimbatore, stated that there is hope among college heads that female students who might have secured admission in self-financing colleges due to lower cut-off aggregates will now have the opportunity to apply for programs available in government colleges. This will allow them to benefit from the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme.

The scheme offers financial assistance of ₹1,000 per month to girls from government schools. The assistance is directly disbursed into their bank accounts until they complete their undergraduate, diploma, ITI, or any recognized course.

With this new provision for direct admissions, students who were unable to participate in the initial online admission process now have an opportunity to secure seats in government colleges and also avail themselves of the financial assistance under the Moovalur Ramamirtham Ammaiyar Higher Education Assurance Scheme.