Port Blair, Sept 23: Highlighting the problems of Island youths waiting for admission in JNRM, the Member of Parliament of Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Mr. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Lt. Governor of A & N Islands to start second shift in JNRM, like it was done a few years back.
In a letter addressed to the Lt. Governor, the MP mentioned that candidates who are applying for admission in JNRM are facing a major challenge as the number of aspirants, for new admission, are too high when compared to the number seats in local degree colleges.
He pointed out that this year 2963 candidates have applied for admission in various courses of JNRM but altogether there are only 1083 seats, which means this year also nearly 1880 candidates will not get admission in JNRM.
The MP mentioned that in past Islanders have seen that hundreds of these students not getting admission in JNRM, which leads to either loss of their one year or complete break in their studies. Most of the aspirants from remote Islands hail from poor financial background and for them studying in mainland colleges, is impossible, the MP said.
He added that in recent past Islanders had seen that after intervention of Administration the JNRM had run the college in double shift, thus doubling the number seats for aspirants and increasing their chances of admission. The double shift in JNRM was widely appreciated by students and general public.
The Member of Parliament mentioned that this year also there is tremendous rush for new admission in JNRM and seats are limited and hence considering the demand of public, the Member of Parliament requested the Lt. Governor to issue orders to restart second shift in JNRM, so that maximum number of students can get admission in JNRM and study in their dream subject in these islands.