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Oxford of the east beckons

Pune prides itself as being the oxford of the east. With over 100 institutes and nine universities, the city offers an assortment of opportunities. A report by HT correspondent.

delhi Updated: May 19, 2010 01:46 IST

Fergusson College

Set up in 1885, Fergusson College boasts names of Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak, Gopal Ganesh Agarkar and Vaman Shivram Apte among its founders. The college has produced great political leaders, such as the former prime ministers PV Narasimharao and VP Singh, former Chief Minister Babubhai Patel, former information and broadcasting minister VN Gadgil.

Courses
BA (Economics, English, French, Geography, German, Hindi, History, Logic, Marathi, Mathematics, Philosophy, Politics, Psychology, Sanskrit, Sociology, Statistics, Music): 480 (10% seats reserved for students coming from outside Maharashtra. Admissions of foreign students will be done through the International Students Cell of the University of Pune. They need not contact the college for the admissions.

Entrance test: No

Admission process
Admissions are given on merit basis. Last year, the cut-offs for BA courses was 90 %.

Quota
50% of the seats are reserved for Fergusson College (Junior College) students. SC/ST/OBC — 50%

Fees
For Maharashtra students applying for BA courses Rs 1,910. For outstation students Rs 2,710.

Admission process
The process will begin somewhere during the second week of June.

Hostel Facility
Available. Intake is 250

Placement cell
College has its own placement cell, which helps students in counseling as well as getting employers into campus for recruitment.

Website: www.fergusson.edu

Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce

The college was established in 1943 by the Deccan Education Society with a view to provide enlightened leadership and trained manpower in the field of commerce and business to the country, which was on the threshold of independence. Prof DG Karve, a renowned economist and who had also been the deputy governor of the Reserve Bank of India was the first principal of the college.

Courses
BCom: 120 (10% seats reserved for students coming from outside Maharashtra), MCom, MPhil, BBA, BBM (International Business), BCA, PG Diploma in International Business, PG Diploma in Taxation, PG Diploma Banking and Finance.

Entrance Test
Admissions are given on merit basis. In the previous two years, cut-offs for BCom were 84-85%.

Fees
Yet to be fixed for the year 2010-11

Admission process
After Class XII results. The process will begin somewhere during the second week of June.

Quota
SC/ST/OBC - 50%

Placement cell: No

Hostel Facility
The hostel facility is available only for boys. The students staying in the hostel are provided subsidised mess facility.

Website: www.bmcc.ac.in

Indian Law Society

Established in 1924, ILS is among the best in the country for legal education. The campus is spread over 175-acres of land against the backdrop of a scenic hill. It has a library of about 45,000 volumes plus about a hundred periodicals, which makes it one of the biggest law libraries in India. Three chief justices of India and a number of other justices of the High Courts as well as governors are among the alumni of the college.

Course
Bachelor of Law: 240

Entrance test: No

Admission
Admissions are given on merit basis. Last year, admissions for the five-year law program had a cut-off of 90%

Free structure
For Maharashtra students — Rs 12,320. For outstation students — Rs 13,920

Quota
SC/ST/OBC — 50%. 10% seats are reserved for students coming from other states.

Hostel Facility
The college has 190 seats for boys and 70 seats for girls.

Placement Cell
College has its own placement cell, which helps students in counseling as well as
getting employers into campus for recruitment.

Admission
Admission process has begun from May 15

Website: www.ilslaw.edu