Patna : Hundreds of students, who are keen to pursue their career at Degree level in various self financing vocational courses being imparted at constituent colleges of Magadh University ( MU ) for the session 2016-17, are upset due to the inordinate delay by the state government to allow these colleges to admit students besides allotting seats for different vocational courses to these colleges. Students are inclined to opt for Degree level three years vocational courses , but the delay on the part of state government in granting permission to these colleges is causing resentment among the aspirants.
A few aggrieved students said that there was no rationale behind delay in allotment of seats to vocational courses by the state government . Any further delay would force students to make an exodus from Bihar and pursue their career in vocational courses outside the state, they said adding this is the right time for the colleges to start sale of admission forms at the college counters.
MU colleges located in Patna have been imparting teaching in BCA, BBM , Bio Technology, B Sc IT, Fashion Designing and various other job oriented courses at much less cost at Degree level. While students are completing these courses in about Rs 65,000 here , these courses will cost them huge amount outside Bihar , they said adding teaching of these courses has proved a boon for poor students who can’t afford vocational education outside the state .
According to vocational course aspirants, the government should not maintain ‘double standard’ in the vocational course studies in MU . While it is keen to provide an opportunity to students belonging to poor and middle class families to earn their livelihood on their own , it is delaying admission process in vocational courses on flimsy excuses, they said.
MU vocational cell coordinator B N Ojha said delay in allotment of to seats to various vocational courses by the government will jeopardize career of hundreds of students. The state government should take up the matter on priority basis as this is the right time to make available forms of vocational courses at the college counters for admission purpose, he said adding a delegation of MU vocational courses ancell members is likely to meet state education minister Ashok Choudhary to urge him to intervene in the matter and resolve the deadlock soon.