THE UT Directorate of Higher Education has chosen not to organise the counselling for the rest of the 540 seats that are currently lying vacant in various courses. The courses, including BCA, BSc (therapeutic) and BSc (non-restorative), are conducted at the 11 city schools that are affiliated to the Panjab University. Till now, five rounds of counselling have been conducted for admission to unified courses, for example, BCom, BBA, BCA, BSc (medicinal) and BSc (non-therapeutic). The fifth round of counselling was held after the de-reservation of seats on August 3. The most noteworthy number of seats that have been left vacant is for the BSc (non-therapeutic) course at 229 out of 1,320, trailed by BSc (restorative) at 173 out of 830 and BCA at 138 out of 920.
Even this year, BCom and BBA courses were in high demand and all the seats were occupied by August 3, the final counselling round, in all the colleges offering these courses. Be that as it may, even in the fifth round of counselling, the seats for BCom stayed as high as 105.6 for outside UT pool and 101.6 for UT pool in GGDSD College, Sector 32. Even in the fourth counselling, the cut-off for BCom went as high as 109 (outside UT pool).
As per reports by The Indian Express, the nodal officer for the centralised admission, Bikram Rana, has stated, “There will be no counselling anymore and colleges will fill up the vacant seats for BCA and BSc courses at their own level.”
In the outside UT admission pool, the highest cut-offs for BCA, BSc (medical) and BSc (non-medical) has been recorded at 81.6 in Post Graduate Government College (PGGC), Sector 11; 71.2 in PGGC-11; and 87.8 in Post Graduate Government College for Girls (PGGCG), Sector 11, respectively.