I’m back in Haridwar after 3 days. Counseling of P.G. courses at G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar cancelled again & that’s after giving admission to 125 students. Thanks to our Uttaranchal government’s orders to shut the counseling because Kumau University students didn’t have their final result declared yet!
With the sun at its zenith I was standing in the line for the completion of the paperwork, but in vain. It’s seems like the Kumau University students were hellbent to stop the counseling.
In spite of protesting in their own university for non-declaration of result they were insisting to stop the counseling. Due this admission procedure halted for an hour but after that the counseling continued with a tumult outside the admission cell.
These mayhem creating guys somehow managed to get the stay order till 26th of August from chief minister.
At 6:30pm after giving admission to about 125 students they announced that this counseling has been cancelled without giving any statement about those students who got admission till then.
I was called for the second counseling on 27th August again which I attended. On 27th I was not given admission because the counseling was not resumed from the point it was left. The students whose documents and advance fees were submitted should have been given admission first. But it started by giving admission to the students between the the Rank 1-132, who were unable to produce result on 11th of August. And by the time my number was called the Biochemistry and Microbiology branches were full.
Then I asked for Plant Pathology in Agriculture college. The dean of the Agriculture college said –“Ok you got a great combination of subjects in your bachelor degree( Microbiology, Botany & Chemistry), you can opt Plant Pathology!”
But then the bad luck arrives—-
Deans of other college that were present there asked again for my subject in B.Sc. before giving me that course. I said Microbiology, Botany & Chemistry.
Then they said Zoology,Botany, Chemistry is required for that subject & for every else course in our university other than Biochemistry & Microbiology.
Actually they were following the admission procedure as per the university prospectus but the question that bugs me even today is that- what zoology has to do with Plant Pathology?!
I think Microbiology is the only second thing that is needed other than Botany to become a Plant Pathologist!
And just because I’d not studied zoology during my bachelor course I was denied admission to G.B. Pant University of Agriculture & Technology at Pantnagar!