As the first round of admissions for the undergraduates have finished, Gujarat University has opined its views on the matter of shutting down at least four grant-in-aid colleges.
GU held a meeting of the Need Committee after various protests to shut down the colleges over lack of funds and manpower were being made. Its final verdict was to deny the permission for these colleges to close down. It also stated that there would be severe action if any students were denied admissions.
There are four colleges that have applied for closure due to lack of manpower. Those colleges include Prabhudas Thakkar commerce college, Sabarmati Arts and Commerce College, Sahajanand college, and RH Patel Commerce and Arts College.
Vice Chancellor Himanshu Pandya shared that all the colleges which had applied to gradually shut down have been refused permission as the decision is against student’s interest. Hence, none of the colleges are allowed to reduce classrooms or intake or close down the college eventually.
It was imperative for the Need Committee to decide upon this issue as hindrances were seen in admission. GU’s committee had given admission to students but many colleges denied admissions stating closure applications were pending. The varsity also faced protests over the issue.