Though the first merit list of Government College,Sector 1,Panchkula,affiliated to Kurukshetra University was declared on July 2,college authorities feel that there will be only a few takers for admissions in the college as Panjab University is more sought after in the region.
Principal SP Singh said,Most students prefer colleges based in Chandigarh because of its location.
The college will accept payment of fees for admission through the first merit list till July 9,after which fresh applications will be accepted for the second list. The last date for admissions in Chandigarh is July 9.
Most students who are unable to secure a seat in Panjab University,then apply to the college. Often students scoring less marks get through the first list,while the second list has students who have scored higher,but had not applied earlier. This is because they wait for the admission process in Chandigarh to end, Singh said.
Much like the current trend at Panjab University,Government College also has a high demand for commerce. Among all the courses offered,BCom has the highest number of seats,preceded only by BA,which has different faculties.
The second round of admission will be held from July 9 to 11,following which a third list will be declared if seats are still vacant. Session for all the faculties will begin on July 16.
The principal informed that the college was planning to improve infrastructure and include more extra-curricular activities to attract students. This year,the college has introduced Bachelor in Physical Education (BPEd).
The course,under the Physical Education Department,has two faculty members. It offers 50 seats,for which about 15 applications have been received so far. After attaining the BPEd degree,one becomes eligible to train students of senior secondary school level.
The minimum eligibility criteria to apply for BPEd is 45 per cent aggregate marks (40 percent marks for SC/ST) in BA,BSc or BCom. The applicants are also required to qualify the Physical Efficiency Test (PET),which is administered by the Physical Education Department of the college.
However,applicants who have participated in international level sports events or who have secured the first,second or third position at national or inter-university level sports events will be exempted from PET.