With the admission process for all undergraduate courses in the city government colleges entering day 2 on Thursday, BCom has emerged as the most sought-after course with the number of applicants exceeding total seats by over 300%.
As many as 1,310 students have registered online against total 280 BCom seats (140 each) at SCD (Satish Chander Dhawan) College and GCG College, respectively.
As many as 691 students had applied for BCom at the SCD till day two of the admission process, while total 619 students had applied at the GCG.
Since the last date to apply for the course is June 15 (GCG) and June 25 (SCD), the number of students applying for the course is likely to shoot up multiple times.
Eying admissions in reputed MBA colleges, or a bright banking career, after completing BCom, many students are choosing the stream, and the trend has picked up a pace in the past couple of years. Next in the line are bachelors in BBA and BCA courses.
On day two of the admission, a total of 3,200 students registered online against equal number of seats at the SCD College. For 40 BBA seats, as many as 242 students have already applied at the college, while for the BCA course total 148 students have applied for against 40 seats so far. Talking to HT, Dharam Singh Sandhu, SCD College principal, said, “Around 3,200 students registered online till 2pm on the Day 2. Catching up with the trend, students applying in BCom are way more in number than other courses. We request students to read all the instructions carefully on our college website before applying for a particular course.”
Meanwhile, the situation is no different in other colleges.
Mohinder Kaur Grewal, GCG principal, said, “Like every year, most students are applying for admission in BCom; the applicants for the course are increasing every year.”