Extra admission rounds for commerce, arts

Times of India | 6 days ago | 05-08-2022 | 08:22 am

Extra admission rounds for commerce, arts

Ahmedabad: The Gujarat University will hold an extra round of admissions to commerce courses to accommodate students who cleared Class 12 supplementary exams. The Gujarat Secondary and Higher Secondary Education Board (GSHSEB) on Thursday announced the results of the supplementary exams. The university, which is currently conducting the third round of commerce admissions, announced that the students who have cleared their Class 12 supplementary exams and those who have not secured admissions after the third round will be able to apply in the extra round. Students will be able to register themselves starting from August 5; the application deadline is August 11. Students who had registered earlier but have not secured admissions after the third round will have to register again. They will be required to submit physical copies of the forms to the respective colleges from August 17 to 24. The university will announce the additional round merit list on August 24. Those who secure admissions will be required to submit their original documents and pay fees by August 25. tnn

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