541 private PU colleges recorded zero admissions for 3 years in Karnataka.
Key details: Around 61 PU colleges in Bengaluru North, 93 in Bengaluru South and 12 in Bengaluru Rural registered zero admissions from 2019. This year, 7 such colleges have shut down in the district because of this. A lot of these colleges can apply for renewal if they wish to open admissions this year.
- It is up to the PU board whether they wish to renew it after assessing the college’s infrastructure, teaching and administration needs.
Reasons: Most of these colleges have high fees while lacking infrastructure and adequate teaching faculty.
- On the other hand, there has been an increase in government PU colleges where most of the students register. These colleges tend to have better infrastructure. This could be the reason why students choose to go to government PU colleges over private PU colleges.