Most applicants list DAV College (Sector 10) as first preference
As the provisional merit list of 12,000 students,who applied for admission to BCom this year was declared on Wednesday,the highest score appearing in the merit list was 97.2 per cent for UT general pool.
Also,DAV College,Sector 10,was the first choice of a majority of students. Among the 11 colleges in the city,while DAV became the first choice of 6,000 applicants,GGDSD College,Sector 32,which was the most sought after college until last year,was the first preference of 5,900 applicants.
They were followed by Government College of Commerce and Business Management,Sector 42,with 4,200 applicants.
The merit list of applicants with their particulars were declared on Wednesday and the students will be allowed to send their objections on discrepancies till 5 pm on July 6.
The final merit list with details of seat allocation will be declared on July 8. The final physical counselling will be conducted on July 11 at Panjab University Campus,after consideration of requests on change in preferences by students.
Owing to the huge rush for admissions and also delay in the schedule this year,PUs coordination committee,which conducts the BCom admissions through a centralised process,has planned to complete seat allocation in a single round of counselling this time.
Applicants had been asked to provide six preferences of colleges. Among the 11 colleges offering BCom in Chandigarh,GGDSD College,Sector 32,had been the first choice of most students in the last few years,setting the highest admission cut-off.
Last year,the highest and the lowest cut-off set by GGDSD College for UT general pool was 108.8 and 103. 4 (score point),respectively.
A PU official said,While most of the students have opted DAV College as their first choice,not all of the them fall in the top 4,000 merit.
SCORE POINT SYSTEM
Applicants Class XII percentage will be calculated after taking five subjects into account. For CBSE,while the mandatory subject will be English,the remaining four will be the best scored subjects,irrespective of the stream the student had completed in his/her Class XII. An additional score point of 16 will be added to the aggregate percentage.