Admissions to BCom-I in nine colleges of the city in the UT pool closed on the third day of centralised counselling at Panjab University (PU), with a cut-off of 90.2, and rank 1466, leaving only 99 seats vacant in two girls’ colleges of the city.
There are 40 seats vacant in Dev Samaj College for Women, Sector 45, and 58 in Guru Gobind Singh College for Women, Sector 26. Counselling for vacant seats will be held on Sunday at 9 am. While GGDSD College, Sector 32, took the lead after all its seats got filled up on the first day with the highest cut-off of 108.2, MCM DAV College for Women, Sector 36, and DAV College, Sector 10, followed close.
In comparison to last year. the cut-offs of all the colleges witnessed a major hike. MCM DAV College recorded a cut-off of 99.4, followed by DAV College, with a cut-off of 99.2.
Attributing the high cut-offs to the increasing number of applicants with high scores in class 12, Professor R K Gupta, B Com-I admission Co-ordinator, said, “Students are scoring high in their class 12 examinations. This has a direct impact on their merit, which is calculated by adding a weightage of 4 marks for each subject of Commerce to class 12 score. The number of students with scores above 90% in class 12 were quite high this year.”
He added, “In 2013, we had closed the counselling at a rank of around 2,500, but this year, all seats in different colleges is likely to get filled as we reach rank 1800.” Meanwhile, the competition was much tougher in the non-UT pool, where students had to struggle hard to get admission. The cut-offs of all colleges was recorded above 107, closing doors for students who had scored even 95% in their Class XII examinations.