BCom first counselling over,30% pvt college seats vacant

Govt colleges perceived as more disciplined than private ones

Written by Express News Service | Chandigarh | Published: July 17, 2012 2:18:58 am

Govt colleges perceived as more disciplined than private ones

Defying the prevailing trend in BCom admissions where private colleges have had supremacy in terms of the preference of students,the government colleges in the city have turned out to be first choice of many this time. Over 30 per cent seats,both in GGDSD College (Sector 32) and DAV College (Sector 10),supposed to be the most popular colleges,are lying unclaimed after the first counselling this year.

This is despite the fact that the two colleges have set the highest and second highest cut-off score points respectively for the admissions. According to officials,the government colleges in the city are being perceived as more disciplined compared with private colleges while there are no differences in the fee structure.

Owing to incidents of violence being reported in one of the city’s private colleges in the last couple of months,students are being more inclined towards government colleges. Coordinator of BCom admissions S K Chadha said,“There is a shift in the trend of admissions this year. Surprisingly,of the total of 550 seats lying vacant after first counselling,a majority are in the private colleges. This is primarily because most students are perceiving government colleges as being relatively more disciplined.”

Of the total of 283 seats at GGDSD College and 213 in DAV College,so far 192 and 143 seats have been filled respectively. Of the total of 1,278 seats across the six private colleges (including the above two) only 875 seats have been filled. In the five government colleges,551 out of a total of 713 seats have been filled so far.

The movement list will be declared at around 7 pm on Tuesday. Students will be allowed to submit their fee in the respective colleges on July 19 and 20.

Over 11,000 students had applied for admissions to 4,000 seats. These seats include those reserved under various categories.

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