LAHORE: Large number of applicants has failed to submit their forms for admission in graduate and post graduate programs owing to the unavailability of equivalence or Non Objection certificates-who blamed universities to spoil their future.
According to a survey conducted by The Frontier Post in Punjab University, Government College University (GCU), University of Education (UoE), and Lahore College for Women University (LCWU) large number of applicants in various programs were either failed to get admission or had to make extra effort for it, following certificates requisition by universities officials.
Applicants at universities complained that they were not given appropriate time for submission of equivalence and non-objection certificates. They said university should have allowed submitting certificates for little late that might have secured admissions of hundreds of students.
Munazzha Javed talking to The Frontier Post said that she was unable to submit her admission form for BS (Hons) in Chemical Engineering due to unavailability of NOC. She said she had done F.Sc. pre-engineering from Multan Board of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) and while submitting forms the department clerk returned form saying NOC was required along with documents. She said, after that she had to go to Multan applying for NOC. Multan board likely to take 2 or 3 days for this procedure and then may issue NOC-while Thursday (yesterday) was the final date to apply for admission in Punjab University, thus the admission seems impossible. "I have to search some other university for chemical engineering now-this would create troubles for me as other universities charge high dues per semester", she mentioned.
M. Liaqat, an applicant for Master's in Education Research in Institute of Education Research Punjab University were asked to submit NOC from International Islamic University as he had done his graduation over there. He said time is running out while the certificate will take at three days to be submitted-as university also will demand two-three days for certificate issuance. He was of the view that his effort to get admission in Punjab University had all gone vain. "University administration must have provided some relaxation over this issue", he said.
On the other side, university officials appointed for collecting forms said that they had accommodated many applicants who did not have certificates along with them and had provided them 4 to 5 days leverage to submit the relevant certificate owing obstacles to issuance of equivalence and non objection certificates from different institutes.
Mariam Hashmi and Nabeeha Alam also faced alike problems in GCU and LCWU. They were also asked to bring their NOCs. They were of the view that these universities had admission time till 17th (GCU) and 15th (LCWU) September so they were not going to lose their admissions although they need to travel again to Lahore owing form submission after certificates issuance.F.P.Report.