Varsity honours court commitment

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Tiruchirapalli, Aug 25 (UNI) Bharathidasan University here honoured the commitment given to the High Court earlier this year to absorb MCA students who felt cheated from admission to the Nehru Memorial College at Puthanampatti last year as candidates of the university's Centre for Distance Education though they were allotted seats based on TANCET (Tamil Nadu Common Entrance Test) Counselling, according to university sources.

The sources said a total of 43 out of the 62 affected students were admitted to the third semester in the Department of Computer Science at Khajamalai Campus.

Of the rest, some have decided to continue with their programmes in the colleges where they were given seats in existing vacancies.

A few decided to appear for the TANCET again.

Since the issue arose on the eve of first semester examinations, the students, who lost considerable time in seeking justice, were permitted to appear for year-end examinations, the sources added.

''The department has started a third section this year to accommodate these students. They have been brought into the fold of the university as regular candidates.

''The university has also provided girl students with hostel accommodation. Four new faculties have been appointed for the purpose,'' the sources said and claimed the students heaved a sigh of relief after all the hardhip they had to undergo for months together.

The university, it is learnt, is cautious this time around to prevent misuse of provision of concurrent programme.

The programme will be permitted strictly only as an add-on to the main programme, sources said.

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