On the first day of counselling for centralised admissions to BCom-I at Panjab University (PU) and its affiliated colleges, GGDSD College, Sector 32, and DAV College, Sector 10, emerged as the most sought-after colleges.
GGDSD College had 212 seats for the course in the UT pool and 36 in the outside UT pool, all of which were filled on Wednesday. Coordinator for the admissions, Professor Sanjay Kaushik, said, “All the seats at SD College have been filled. For the UT pool, the student with rank 260 got the last seat and the cut-off was 108.04. For the outside UT pool, the student with rank 88 got the last seat, with a cut-off of 114.4.” In 2014, the recorded cut-off at GGDSD College was 105.2 for the UT pool, and 110.6 for the outside UT pool.
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“In the UT pool general category, students till rank 350 were called on Wednesday, 212 students took admission in SD college, 34 took admission in DAV College, and five opted for MCM College,” he added.
Professor Kaushik also said that all seats for colleges under PU in the outside UT pool (general category) were also filled, with the last admitted rank being 606.
Dean of Admissions at DAV College, Professor Arun Aggarwal, told Chandigarh Newsline, “We have 350 seats for BCom-I, of which 69 have been filled so far. By tomorrow, the remaining seats will hopefully get filled up.”
With a high number of students securing more than 90 per cent marks in the class XII exams this year, many students had to settle for their second college preference.
Parul Arora, whose sister was vying to get admission into DAV College, said, “Even with a merit score of 108.2, my sister could not get a college of her preference. Due to high competition, seats in all good colleges have already been filled up. We will come back for the second round of counselling. Perhaps, we’ll get lucky then.”
MCM DAV College also found many takers. Monika Gupta, a student from Ambala who secured rank 637th in the general pool, said, “I was hoping to get into SD College because it is the best in Chandigarh when it comes to BCom. However, since all the seats are already full there, I am now hoping to get into MCM College.”
Another student, Palak, added, “For students like us, who belong to the outside UT pool, getting admission in a college of our choice is quite difficult due to the less number of seats allocated for us.”
However, some students of the likes of Tarandeep Singh willingly chose to not be in the race for getting admission into the top-notch private colleges. “Private colleges charge much higher fees than government colleges, and the quality of education is no different. This is why I am trying to get admission into Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11,” he said.
On Thursday, counselling for ranks 351 to 1200 of the general category in the UT pool will be held at the PU Law Auditorium.