GUWAHATI, June 14 - The admission process to the Higher Secondary Science stream at Cotton University concluded today, with completion of the second phase seats of evening shift from the second cut-off waiting list.
The university authorities said there will be no third cut-off as all the seats in HS Science have been filled up within the declared second cut-off.
Cotton University Registrar Prof Shikhar Kumar Sarma told The Assam Tribune that the science day shift general seats closed at 540 marks (90 per cent). The evening shift closed at 517 marks, which was 86.2 per cent.
Sarma said there have been rumours and misrepresentation of facts in a section of media about the vacant seats in HS classes.
�This year, the university adopted the cut-off system instead of asking all the applicants to come on the day of admission. In a normal process, for 500 seats in day and evening shifts of HS Science, some 1,500 applicants would have come to the university admission venue from different places. In an attempt to reform this inconvenient process of calling all the applicants, the university adopted a student-guardian friendly process of declaring cut-off marks. This has benefitted many students and guardians who would have otherwise rushed to Guwahati for taking a chance of getting admitted,� Sarma said.
The first cut-off-based admissions were over on June 12, and on the same evening the second cut-off marks were announced.
For the first time, a simplified process of online applications was followed by Cotton University, where students did not have to pay any application fee. For other courses also the university will follow the same process of online application and declaration of cut-off marks.
The HS Arts online application submission will be closed at 7 pm today and the cut-offs will be declared tomorrow morning. Admissions will be held on June 17.
There are 350 seats in the HS Science (day), 150 in HS Science (evening) and 160 in the Arts stream in the university.