KUALA LUMPUR: Students offered places for unrelated courses in public universities have been urged to accept them.
Putera MIC coordinator P. Kamalanathan said students should not be disheartened as they would be able do the course of their choice after obtaining the first degree.
He said the call was being made as more than 200 Indian students failed to take up their places in the various universities in Sabah, Sarawak, Terengganu, Perlis and Kedah last year.
Kamalanathan said Putera MIC had also set up a unit to assist new students.
The students can enquire about their courses and the surroundings in their new campus.
Those who fail to get places in the universities can also submit a copy of their appeal to firstname.lastname@example.org, he said.
Kamalanathan said students could also submit a copy of their appeals to MIC education bureau committee chairman Datuk Dr T. Marimuthu, who would forward them to party president Datuk Seri S. Samy Vellu.
He said a list of Indian student representatives in the various public universities was also available to provide assistance to new students.
The list can be accessed through the http://www.puteramic.net, he said.