As the race for college admission begins in the city, bachelor in commerce (BCom) once again remains the hot favourite choice of students.
While the last date for applying for total of 2,100 BCom seats is June 12, Panjab University, which will be holding centralised admission for the course, has already received over 6,500 applications.
Academic experts say looking at the Class 12 result, the cut off for the admissions is expected to rise further as compared to previous years. In 2013-14 academic session, the highest cut off was at SD College, Sector 32, where the last student to get admission had scored 96% in Class 12.
Talking to HT, PU’s computer centre in-charge K Tankeshwar said, “Every year applications for BCom flow consistently, and already the number of applications this year has exceeded thrice the total number of seats available. The number of applications is expected to rise further.”
SD College remains the most-sought after college in the city, which as per trend has been closing admissions at the highest cut off as compared to other colleges. The college in all has 280 seats.
Meanwhile, the love for this stream is such that outstation students, even from Delhi, can be seen queuing up in the city seeking admission in BCom.
It is going to be tough for those scoring less than 90% in Class 12 to secure admission in any of the popular colleges in city. There are total of 11 colleges in the city offering BCom.