Rush 12,000 applications received for 4,000 seats
As the cut-off list for admission to one of the most sought after courses in the region BCom was released by the Panjab University on Thursday,GGDSD College Sector 32 continued to top the list in setting the highest cut-off scores with 107.2 score points for UT pool and 110.2 for the general pool (see box). In 2011,the highest score point for the UT pool was 108.8.
The officials are attributing the increased inflow of students for the BCom course to students coming from Delhi who did not bag admissions in delhi colleges due to even higher cut-off there.
Under the UT pool,the lowest cut-off was 83.8 at Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa College for Women (GGSCW), Sector 26. In the UT pool,the highest pool-where the ranking started-was 113.2 and stopping at 83.8.
In General pool the highest cut-off score point was higher than that the UT pool. The highest score point was 111.6 while the cut-off stopped at 106.8. The ratio of UT and general pool is 85: 15 in all colleges.
BCom Admissions Coordinator S K Chadha said,Going by the high cut-offs set by colleges in Delhi and also the increased number of applications received for about 4,000 seats this year, we were already anticipating the high cut-off scores.
This year,the number of applicants had turned out to be three times the number of seats. There were 12,000 applications for just 4,000 seats.
Over 500 students have already submitted the admission fee in their respective colleges on Thursday. Fee submission will be allowed till July 14. The next list will be declared on the website bcomadmissions.puchd.ac.in on July 17.
PU Bcom cut-off set at 105.8
Panjab University’s BCom course in the department of Evening Studies included for the first time in the online process has set a cut-off of 105.8,leaving many colleges in the city behind. It is,however,pertinent to note that this course does not consider reservations for UT pool.
Score Point System
The applicants Class XII percentage is calculated taking five subjects into account. For CBSE,while the mandatory subject is English,the remaining four are the best scored subjects,irrespective of the stream the student has completed his Class XII. After that,additional score point of 16 are added.
This implies that a maximum of four points each are given for four subjects Accounts,Economics/Maths,Business Studies and Commercial studies in addition to the candidates Class XII percentage. Thus,students who have studied these subjects have an advantage over others with Science or Arts background.