Srinagar, June 04: The Minister for Education, Naeem Akhtar, today launched the ‘Online College Admission Portal’, at Amar Singh College, here. The online admission process through the portal has been launched for 11 colleges in Kashmir on pilot basis.
Speaking on the occasion the Education Minister said that the online admission process was overdue for the Colleges and it will not only help streamline the admission process, but also make it easier and hassle free.
The Minister said that soon the facility will be extended to other colleges in the State. He said the online facility will aid in developing a database of the students and will also facilitate in regulating the admission in more transparent manner. He said it will help maintain a proper data of the number of students in accordance with the intake capacity of the Colleges.
The Minister said that the system will be further fine-tuned in the next session so that admissions are made strictly as per cut off merit. He said it will also help the students to get to know about lesser known colleges and the courses available in them.
Earlier, Principal Amar Singh College, Zahoor Ahmad Chatt, presented a brief overview of the online admission portal system. The Portal has been developed by the Department of Information Technology with the assistance from the National Informatics Centre (NIC).
Principals of other Colleges, teachers and officers of Education Department were also present on the occasion.