The results of BCA-I and BBA-I were 39% and 48%, respectively. In a prestigious Ludhiana college, only six out of 58 students managed to pass BCA-I.
“Professional streams like BCA are in high demand these days. Students want to pursue BCA unaware of the basic academic requirements for the subject, which is reflected in the PU BCA-I results,” said Amrit Preet Kaur, lecturer, Khalsa College for Women.
The main reason for poor results in the first year itself is many students are not well versed with mathematics, which plays a vital role in this course. “It is mandatory that a student must master mathematics, but a complete lack of interest in the subject can effect results adversely. Most students who opt for BCA have studied math only till Class 10 and a two-year gap from the subject makes things difficult at times,” added Kaur.
Similarly, even for BBA, mathematics and economics play a vital role and students opting these subjects don't take them seriously in their first year.
“Students should examine their interest in a subject thoroughly before choosing it. They should be aware of required academic background and if they don't have that, they should be prepared to work very hard to get good results,” said Varinderjit Kaur, vice principal, Government College for Girls.