Hyderabad: The Maulana Azad National Urdu University’s (MANUU) decision to introduce 33 per cent horizontal reservations for women in admissions has evoked good response among students from across the country.
The university, which invited applications for the entrance test based admissions, has received as many as 11,659 registrations till the last count on Tuesday. Of the total, more than 40 per cent registrations were from women candidates.
The university has invited applications for admissions into courses like MBA, M.Tech.(CS), MCA, B.Tech (CS), M.Ed, B.Ed, D.El.Ed and Diploma in (Civil Engineering, Computer Science Engineering, Electronics & Communication Engineering & Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Automobile Engineering and Apparel Engineering). Applications were also called for Ph.D programmes in Urdu, English, Hindi, Arabic, Persian, Translation Studies; Women Studies, Public Administration, Political Science, Social Work, Islamic Studies, History, Economics, Sociology, Education, Journalism & Mass Communication; Management, Commerce, Mathematics, Zoology and Computer Science.
The last date for registrations concluded on Tuesday. The number of candidates registering for the admissions have increased from around 8,900 last year to 11,659 this year.
“More than 50 per cent applicants for courses like MEd, BEd and DElEd are from the women this time,” Fazal Ur Rahman, Director of Admissions, MANUU told Telangana Today.
One of the mandates of the university is to focus on women education. Accordingly it has decided to increase the women representation on its campuses from 24 per cent in 2017-18 to 33 per cent in the academic year 2018-19. Besides, the varsity has been giving fee waiver to women candidates in the first semester to increase their enrollment in the higher education. Accommodation facility for all women candidates who enroll in various courses are also offered.
This part, the administration is offering special training to women students appearing for various competitive examinations like civil services.
Meanwhile, the varsity is making elaborate arrangements at 17 test centres across the country for the conduct of entrance test for admissions into various courses on May 26 and 27. The results are likely to be announced on June 12.