Demand for BCom on rise

The demand for undergraduate options in the commerce stream, especially BCom, seems to have surpassed the demand for other courses in the City.

Surana College, Jayanagar, has 160 seats for BCom. But the number of applications received for it is far higher.

“The ratio of applications for now is to the tune of eight applications for one seat. At this rate, we will have to close the admissions way before the actual date,” said B S Srikanta, principal, Surana College.

The demand for BBM is two applicants per seat and for BA, it is one applicant per seat, he said.

The demand for science and arts in Lal Bahadur Sastry Government Arts, Science and Commerce College, R T Nagar, is paltry when compared to commerce subjects.

The college has received ten applications for its 200 seats in BA. For 30 BSc seats, the college has received only two applications.

“Although there is still time to fill these seats, at this rate we may have to close some courses. I really do not know why everyone is only going for BCom,” said principal N Ramegowda.

However, the case is not as bad in Maharani Arts, Commerce and Management College for Women, KR Circle.

Though the college has already received around 1,000 applications for its 400 BCom seats, it has also received close to 1,500 applications for its 1500 BA seats.


As for BBM, it has received 100 applications for the 120 seats.

“It seems there is a perception that anyone who studies the course will get immediate jobs in various sectors like the BPO, IT sector and other multinational companies, which is fuelling this demand,” said principal K R Ravikumar.

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