The scorching heat did not deter students from collecting their copy of the prospectus from SCD College, which began admissions on Friday.
On the first day itself, over 4,000 prospectuses were sold. For students’ convenience three counters were set up, one of which was for girls.
“Last year 17,000 prospectuses were sold and this year we’ve ordered 18,000 as there are more applicants,” said college principal Rajinder Singh.
“The college has also introduced a new diploma course in stock market trading and operations under the community college program from this academic session. The minimum qualification for this course is Class 12 in any discipline or a degree with less than 50% marks in the aggregate from any university recognised by the Panjab University syndicate. The duration of the course, which has 30 seats, is one year and three months followed by three months of training at the Ludhiana Stock Exchange,” he added.
Singh noted most students seemed to prefer courses like BCom, BSc (medical and nonmedical), MCom (business innovation), MA (English and economics) and MSc (mathematics).
“The college administration is also receiving queries from students for admissions to class 11, but we’ll enroll students as private candidates. Government schools have already stopped the admission process,” he added.