PU admissions: Cut-off for commerce higher than science

Gone are the days when a low score in class 10 exams would leave an option for students to study commerce if they were unable to get into science.

In several colleges across the city, the cut-off percentage for commerce is the same as that of science this academic year.

With a jump in overall percentage in SSLC by over four percentage points, the cut-offs in Pre-university colleges are higher.

Cut-off higher

The cut-off percentage in colleges is higher for commerce this year, in particular.

In MES PU College, Malleswaram, while the cut-off for science is expected to remain at 96 %, that of commerce is 95.25, nearly the same as that of science. The college distributed as many as 4,100 applications, an increase by 100 applications on day one as compared to last year according to college authorities.

Dr L Ramu, principal, MES PU College, Malleswaram said,”There is a high demand for commerce. Of the lot that has been distributed, 1,900 were for commerce alone. Last year, the cut-off was around 94% for commerce and 96.8% for science.

The cut-off for commerce could be higher this time as the demand for the subject has only grown,” he anticipated.

Better job opportunities are what he attributed the demand to.

“The combination-mathematics, statistics, accountancy and business studies is most sought after,” he said.

In Mount Carmel PU College, the cut-off for commerce is higher than that of science streams. Sister Ashwini, principal, Mount Carmel PU College said,”The cut off for PCMB is between 86% and 88%. For commerce, it is 91% on an average.

The demand is higher for commerce. Combinations that include statistics, economics, business studies, accountancy and maths statistics and business studies are highly sought after,” she added.

“There is a high demand for commerce. A similar trend is being noticed every year. Commerce opens doors for students to pursue career-oriented programmes and settle with jobs faster.
Hence the demand,” said Latha Vijaykrishnan, principal, MPL Shastry PU College.

Prathap Naidu, principal, Deeksha PU College, Thyagarajnagar said that the college has permission to start PCMB and PCMC courses.

“The demand is higher for PCMB. Based on the number of applications, cut-off would be decided by next week,” he said.

As per the PU department guidelines, the first list of candidates who have been selected in colleges would be displayed on college premises this week.

PU Colleges have already published the list of students who have applied.

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