Admissions-Punjabi university CSE department brought good news in Covid times- Dr Maini
Kanwar Inder Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Patiala
Department of Computer Science & Engineering, Punjabi University Patiala which is working with a great zeal in the field of academics, research and placement has now got record admissions in the B.Tech CSE, B.Tech CSE+MBA and M.Tech CSE programme in the present session of admission 2020-2021. It is pertinent to mention here that this year entire admission process of B.Tech and M.Tech programme has been solely carried out by the Department on its own.
Dr. Raman Maini, Head of Department told that the number of admissions has increased drastically in comparison to the previous years. He mentioned that for allseats of B. Tech. (CSE) four year programme, more than 1490 applications were received. It was a huge surge in comparison to previous years. Although the primary criteria to get admission in this course is a valid rank in JEE along with 10+2 (PCM), but this year in the month of July, department had decided to fill its sanctioned seats on the basis of merit in Physics, Mathematics & Chemistry due to uncertainty about conduct of JEE-2020 .
The students gave an overwhelming response with first cut-off as high as 93.33% for the general category.In the first JEE based counselling, cut-off rank for the general category was 1.54 Lakh.
Dr. Maini has further told that the department has also outperformed in its special integrated programme i.e. Six Year B.Tech CSE+MBA. This is a programme with relatively higher fee structure having 25 sanctioned seats. Student turnout had been average in past for this course in previous years. Despite that this time not only department has filled not onlyall the sanctioned seats but also enhanced the seats to 45 and then subsequently to 55 due to phenomenal demand and persuasion of the students.
According to Dr. Maini there has been an overwhelming response from the students even in the prevailing situation of COVID-19 pandemic.Department has filled all seats in 4 year B.Tech. (CSE), 6 year B.Tech. (CSE)+MBA. Dr. Maini has categorically told that hard work of faculty members in advertising, social media initiatives, continuous persuasion, day night query support besides the magnificent placement records and satisfaction level of students studying here have actually made this possible. This had not been possible without generous and continuous support of the media to the departmental initiatives
He mentioned that department’s admissions efforts will be a small contribution in improving the financial situation of the university. He congratulated the department and entire admission committee Er. Navdeep kanwal, Dr. Abhinav Bhandari, Er. Chiranjiv, Er. Sumandeep, Er. Gurpreet and Er. Jashanpreet for their shear hard work, dedication and extra efforts. He also thanked Punjabi University administration for their continuous support during the entire admission process 2020-21. In a department meeting, he ensured that department will leave no stone unturned for improvement of their academics, research, extracurricular and placements.