With admission season at its peak both private as well as government colleges across city are flooded with students wanting to get admission. Among different courses the bachelors in commerce (BCom) still remains the favourite choice of students. Under the centralised admission process, nearly 3,700 students have already applied for about 2,030 seats in various city colleges. Also the students do not need to fill up their preference for the colleges as the college can be decided by them at the time of counselling.
Meanwhile, the cut off in the city too is expected to rise this time as many students from city have scored above 90 %. The college authorities are contemplating that the cut off for a few top colleges is expected to rise further. In 2012 the cut off for SD College was 108% and in 2011 it was 98%. While in Government College, Sector 11 the cut off was 98% in 2012. For MCM DAV, the cut off was 95% in 2012, while, in DAV-10 it was 85%, and in Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26, the cut off was 113%.
A visit to the different colleges reveals that while for most city students the first preference is BCom, students from Delhi, Jaipur, and Jammu are also trying to get admission in the said academic stream as city has a different quota for outsiders.
Talking to HT, Anoop, a student from Delhi said, "The cut offs in Delhi University are really high but I have just scored 89% in Class 12. I want to pursue BCom and Chandigarh was my second preference so I have come here to seek admission."
Among the city colleges, the most preferred college for BCom is SD College in Sector 32. Shrishti, another aspirant for BCom with 90 % in Class 12 said, "I am very keen on pursuing BCom, as I want to become a chartered accountant (CA)."
College Cut off in 2012
SD College, Sector 32 108%
MCM DAV 95%
DAV, Sector 10 85%
Guru Gobind Singh College, Sector 26 113%