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Few commerce seats, but many applicants

The annual trend is being rehashed this year for degree college admissions. It is for the commerce stream that most colleges have sold applications forms — far beyond the number of students they can accommodate.

india Updated: Jun 12, 2009 01:13 IST

The annual trend is being rehashed this year for degree college admissions.

It is for the commerce stream that most colleges have sold applications forms — far beyond the number of students they can accommodate.

Besides, many are opting for the more job-oriented courses like Management Studies, Banking & Insurance and Mass Media.

Forms will be available only till Friday.

At Ruparel College, a notice board states there are only 50 seats for Commerce stream, but 800 forms were sold till Thursday.

“In spite of informing students of such few seats, they still want to apply,” said principal Pradeep Kulkarni.

The situation is similar for unaided courses. Ruia College has sold 1,200 forms for 60 seats for Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM). Likewise, it's 866 forms for BMS as against 120 seats at St Andrews College, Bandra. “Though BCom has always been a popular option, BMS seems the rage this year,” said St Andrew’s College Principal Marie Fernandes.

The Science stream too has seen a high sale of forms. But principals said it is because medical and engineering aspirants are awaiting declaration of common entrance test results.