GUWAHATI, June 15 - The Cotton University Students� Union (CUSU) has sent a memorandum to the Vice Chancellor of the university over the reduction in the number of seats in the Higher Secondary classes of the institution.
The total intake for Science stream in the university was 500 seats and the same for Arts stream was 160, but as per new rules of the university, the numbers were reduced to 320 and 120 seats respectively.
�The seat reduction process in HS Arts and Science streams in Cotton University has pushed the whole education system to a great uncertainty and it will harm the students, especially those from poor economic backgrounds as they cannot pay high fees in private institutions,� the CUSU stated in the memorandum.
Due to the novel coronavirus, many students will not go outside the State this time for studies, the memorandum pointed out. It appealed to the administration to reconsider the decision in this regard.
The CUSU had sent memorandums on the same matter to the Chief Minister and the State Education Minister last month.
The university, vide a recent notification, had stated that admissions into the university�s HS first year classes for the current academic session would be in the order of 320 students in the Science stream and 120 seats in the Arts stream.
The CUSU also demanded appointment of teachers exclusively for HS classes, specific classrooms or halls for each stream, new laboratory for the HS students, etc.