The Coronavirus pandemic has caused a significant disruption in the college admission process 2020 in India. With the lack of availability of traditional means of college admissions, students are left confused.
In episode # 9 Chit chat session, we explore how you can choose a college for admission during the coronavirus pandemic.
The education sector of India, being in its admissions phase, has been severely impacted due to the movement restrictions enforced by the lockdown. Many exams in India have been cancelled or postponed due to the Coronavirus outbreak.
This rare and unpredictable event has caused significant disruptions in the events and admission process of colleges across India. The JEE Main April 2020 was scheduled in Sept, the ICSE and ISC exams got delayed, and IIM B and IIM IDR have postponed their convocations.
In this situation, it is normal for any student to be concerned about how to take admission to colleges during the Coronavirus outbreak. We in Coffee Chit chats powered by Conccept are here to provide education-related services, is dedicated to using its expertise and experience to ensure that students have all the resources available to go about their exam preparation and college admissions.
General College Admission Process in India
- Step 0: College Selection
- Step 1: Filling the Application Form
- Step 2: Appearing for Entrance Exam
- Step 3: Taking Part in Counselling
- Step 4: Final Allocation of Seats
- Step 5: Final Admission
Conccept team, together with National Career Counsellors Network, identified existing problems and attempted to provide practical solutions to ensure that you can go through the admission processes without any issues. Alternatively, you can drop in your query, and our expert education counsellors will get back in touch with you to help you with your 2020 admission process.
Step 0: Research and College Selection During the COVID19
Admission to higher education course takes much thought. You do a little research, talk to your friends, teachers, parents and lastly, you may (this is true in India unfortunately, but that discussion is for another day) speak to a counsellor.
There is a ton of information available online that can help a student choose the college while staying at home. Talk to an Admissions Expert for help. You may also talk to your friends and teachers on the telephone and call the admission department of colleges for any queries. Many colleges also provide virtual video tours on their website, and there are a host of college campus tours available on the YouTubes and college portals.
Step 1: Filling the College Application Form During the COVID19
You fill the application form for various colleges on our Common Application Form (CAF) platform and entrance exams in India. This is how you let the college know that you are contesting for a seat in a course they offer.
Stay updated on the latest admission news of colleges as they may provide alternative ways to apply. The application form may be made available online. Since college staff may already be facing some issues in making the necessary arrangements, we recommend that you get an idea of the application processes and eligibility criteria of the college (our in-house expert counsellors will help you) and course of your choice first before contacting the college via phone or email for any such information.
Step 2: Taking Part in Counselling During the COVID19
If you qualified the entrance exam, then you must have received the score and rank.
Based upon these, you appear for national or state level counselling or counselling conducted by individual colleges. The motive in both cases is to provide a rank-based preference for the selection of college and/or course in colleges.
It is yet to be seen how colleges will conduct their counselling during the current pandemic. So better practice online interviews, tips and tricks.
Step 3: Final Selection of Candidates During the COVID19
Once you are allocated a seat in a college and course on the basis of your choice and your rank in the qualifying examination, the counselling process continues until the seats in all the colleges have been filled.
Many colleges, such as the Indian Institutes of Management (IIM), have their own selection procedure of candidates.
One thing you can do right now keeps on the lookout for any news from the colleges you have applied. Take the help of friends, relatives, or neighbors if you do not have the equipment required to appear in online interviews.
Step 4: Final Admission of Candidates During the COVID19
You may avail complimentary Counselling and Admission Assistance offered by NCCN.
Complete all the admission formalities such as document deposition and payment of fees online on the website, and you have finally got yourself into a college! You are asked to report on the day of commencement of the course. College-life awaits!
At this point in time, it is expected that the impact of Coronavirus pandemic would be absorbed by the time admission to colleges in India take place. Solution for colleges would be to either conduct the first semester of study in a shorter period of time or to delay the whole process.
The admission process to colleges in India in the offline mode is likely to come to a standstill at least for the coming few weeks. But if you opt for the online application, you may beat the rush and secure your seat in your choicest college! Besides this, colleges are also gearing up to use online tools for teaching and other purposes as an alternate means in the face of current lockdowns.
It is essential to keep in mind that Coronavirus has impacted the lives of almost every person across the globe. The world is coming together to face a threat, the force of which is yet unseen. India is still in the beginner stages of the outbreak, and the next few weeks are crucial for every Indian citizen. As educated students in the country, it is essential that you stay calm and keep yourself updated with any subsequent developments and opt for smart methods to further your cause.
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