Rush in PU Colleges for Science Stream

Science subjects are in high demand at the city’s pre-university colleges after the announcement of the SSLC results last Monday.

Published: 16th May 2014 07:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 16th May 2014 07:07 AM   |  A+A-

BANGALORE: Science subjects are in high demand at the city’s pre-university colleges after the announcement of the SSLC results last Monday.

Vidya Mandir independent PU college at Malleswaram has given out more than 2,700 application forms for science and 1,078 for commerce. According to principal Bharathi Babu Doraiswamy, the PCMB (physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology) combination is most in demand. “The cut-off percentage will be announced as per the calendar of events announced by the Department of Pre-university Education,” she said.

MES PU College of Arts, Commerce and Science has given out around 6,000 application forms and principal L Ramu said the highest demand is for the electronics course, as in the previous years. In Surana PU College, the science stream is picking up this year, said principal B R Chandrashekarappa.

Jain PU College has given out 9,800 application forms so far and is expecting to distribute another 6,000. Most enquiries made have been on PCMB for science and accountancy, business studies, mathematics and statistics combination for commerce.

According to the calendar of events issued by the Department of Pre-university Education, Friday is the last date for issuing application forms and Monday the deadline for submission of completed forms. The list of applicants, in order of merit, have to be put up by colleges on May 24 while the first list of selected students should be released on May 27.

Seat Blocking at College Level: COMED-K

Bangalore: The Consortium of Medical, Engineering and Dental Colleges of Karnataka (COMED-K) has told the state government that blocking of seats happens at the college level and the consortium’s role ends after seat allotment.

“We only allot seats after which we have no role to play,” COMED-K Chief Executive A S Srikanth said.

He said the consortium has suggested to the government to convert ‘dropped seats’ into government quota seats to be allotted in the casual vacancy round. 

A committee comprising directors of technical education, medical education and Ayush departments was constituted on Thursday to decide on whether a dropped seat should be converted into a management quota seat. 


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