The rush has begun

The rush has begun

Stiff Competition

The rush has begun

The City’s students have more important things to focus on than the election fever. Although unexpected, the SSLC and PUC results were declared on the same day and most colleges in Bangalore began issuing forms for both first-year pre-university and degree courses. Anxious parents and their wards were seen making a beeline for the colleges as early as they could. The forms will be issued till May 10 and the submission process will take another three days. The first list in most colleges is expected to come out early next week.

Metrolife interacts with the management of different colleges as well as students applying for PUC and degree to understand what pressure they face during the admission time.

The principals of most colleges are multi-tasking; they are compiling the results and sorting the students out into the combinations of science, commerce and arts category.

Like every year, science and commerce top the list of choices for most students. The CMR PU College has started issuing application forms for admission to both science and commerce streams. “The SSLC results have been good this year and the demand in the science stream is more for physics, chemistry, mathematics, biology (PCMB) and physics, chemistry, mathematics and electronics (PCME). As for the commerce stream, we are glad that the cut-off is rising year after year and many of the school toppers are choosing commerce with statistics, and enrolling simultaneously for CA and law coaching classes,” explains Nandini Nagraj, principal of the college.

Sr M Juanita, principal of Mount Carmel College, feels that commerce has always been popular and continues to rule. “Commerce remains the most sought-after choice. We have kept the cut-offs pretty high for commerce for the degree course, but we haven’t really set a cut-off at the pre-university level. The cut-off will be decided based on the marks the students have received,” says Juanita.

Dhaniya Khan is keen on pursuing PCMB at Mount Carmel College.

“There are a lot of takers for science, especially the combination that I’ve opted for. The competition is getting tougher and I hope I get the subjects I want,” says Dhaniya. Amani Khanum, another applicant for first-year PUC, says, “I hope I get into Mount Carmel College and have applied for the science stream. All my cousins and sisters have studied there and although it is tough to get in, I would like to try my chances there.”

Rahul Chakravarthy, who has just completed his second PUC, says that he is working towards pursuing engineering rather than opting for a course in degree.

 “I chose to study mechanical engineering as I want to pursue a career in automobile design and function. I opted for science in my PUC purely with this goal in mind,” says Rahul. He adds, “I don’t want to pursue a regular academic curriculum like BSc or BCom because I have been interested only in automobiles and electronics from a very young age.”

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