FAISALABAD: The Government College University of Faisalabad (GCUF) has received more than Rs28 million from candidates for BS and other programmes as prospectus fee but document has yet to be delivered to them.

The university is offering degrees in various disciplines from graduation to PhD level. Also, it offers two-year masters degree morning programmes in 32 disciplines and 27 in the evening. Similarly, it has 47 disciplines for MS/MPhil evening and 29 in PhD morning. Besides, the university has offered about 60 BS four-year morning programmes in different disciplines and about three dozen BS evening programmes.

Last date for forms submission for the masters, MS/MPhil and PhD programmes was Aug 27. Each candidate applying for BS and master progrgammes paid Rs700 for the prospectus, however, the university administration had not provided them prospectus.

Similarly, the last date for online submission of forms for the BS programme was Sept 16 and test date Sept 19. For admission test, they are charged Rs500 separately.

They said a special committee had been formed to fulfil the task of prospectus printing which failed to meet the deadline.

Last year the university also missed the deadline and did not provide prospectus to the students despite receiving the fee.

Though the university itself keeps missing tasks, it has strict regime for students.

A notice has been issued that as per the direction of the director of undergraduate studies, data correction in online application form would not be entertained after Sept 17.

Candidates said that printing of prospectus was the wastage of public resources. They said when they could get apply for admission online, why hard copy prospectus was mandatory for them.

The ‘important information’ carrying the prospectus are the pictures of heads of departments and activities whereas such information can be provided online.

This scribe contacted the university spokesperson for the university version on Sept 15, however, he did not reply.

Published in Dawn, September 19th, 2019