Graduate nursing seats within the state are set to stay vacant as solely 220 candidates have certified within the second entrance examination carried out by Baba Farid College of Well being Sciences (BFUHS) for admission to B.Sc Nursing programs.
With 97% seats remaining vacant in undergraduate nursing programs after the primary spherical of counselling, the medical college determined to conduct one other entrance take a look at within the absence of ample certified candidates. However the try failed as 92 per cent of the candidates, who appeared within the second entrance take a look at, did not safe the minimal marks.
The BFUHS had carried out the doorway take a look at on Sunday, however solely 220 out of two,730 might rating the 50 or extra marks required for eligibility. A complete of three,878 candidates had utilized on-line for the examination, out of which 1,148 remained absent.
Of the two,596 candidates within the first entrance examination held in August, solely 240 had been capable of rating greater than 50. In the course of the first spherical of counseling, BFUHS allotted nursing seats to 190 candidates, whereas 4,780 seats remained vacant in authorities and personal nursing schools within the state.
There are 4,970 seats for B.Sc Nursing in 103 schools within the state. In the course of the first spherical of counselling, 89 nursing schools couldn’t fill even a single seat of B.Sc Nursing.
BFUHS Vice Chancellor Dr Raj Bahadur mentioned: “Now we have carried out the second entrance examination to present yet another probability to the scholars as a lot of seats are vacant. However sadly, solely 220 college students have managed to safe the qualifying marks. It is vitally disappointing that college students will not be striving for what the occupation wants,” he mentioned.
Officers mentioned that BFUHS had additionally put a straightforward query paper within the second entrance examination to fill nursing seats, however nonetheless just a few college students have handed.
Within the current years, there was a gradual decline within the variety of candidates concerned about nursing programs, badly affecting the non-public schools providing the programs.