As many as 7,412 students have applied for 2,380 BCom seats in the city’s 11 colleges, meaning that for every seat, there are more than three applications with the majority coming from outside the city.
This year, of the total applications, more than 1,800 have scored 90% in Class 12 with 450 of these being local students. There are 1,470 seats in co-educational colleges and 910 seats in women colleges.
Professor Sanjay Kaushik BCom admission coordinator said, “This year, the number of registrations have gone up and the cut-offs have also slightly increased over past year.”
Of the total seats, 85% are reserved for those who have passed Class 12 from schools in the UT. Last year, the cut-off for general category under the UT quota was 73.5%, the same for those doing Class 12 from outside the UT was 103.4%.
SCHEDULE OF COUNSELLING FOR CENTRALISED ADMISSION
PU law auditorium
For General pool general category (15% outside Chandigarh)
9am till 3pm
Reserved category (SC/ST, 15% general pool outside Chandigarh) at 4pm.
JULY 2 AND 3
Candidates falling between ranks 1 and 1,500 in the UT Pool category (85%). The remaining ranks (1,500-2,200) to be counselled on July 3
Candidates belonging to defence category, sports category, one girl out of two, Kashmiri migrants, rural area students, border area students and students who participated in youth festivals.
HOW IS CUT-OFF CALCULATED
First, candidate’s Class 12 percentage is taken into account, irrespective of the respective stream
Then, if the candidate was in the commerce stream, four additional percentage points per subject are added to his or her Class-12 score.
For instance, if a candidate scored 90%, he will get four percentage points each for the three commerce stream subjects - business management, book-keeping (accounts) and economics. This would take the total to 102%.
If the candidate also had mathematics as an additional subject, then he will get four more percentage points, taking his/her percentage to 106.