Pune: As online admissions for UG courses open at colleges in the city, students face several challenges

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Even though admissions for the first-year undergraduate courses have started at colleges across the city, students faced several challenges when applying for these courses.

One of the problems is that colleges ask for the details of the domicile certificate, which many local students do not have.

“We have been residents of Maharashtra since we were born and have never felt the need, so we don’t have a certificate of domicile. But when we open the admission forms online, they insist on the certificate details. We have called the colleges to resolve this issue and some have made changes to the forms while others still reflect it, ”a student’s parent said, on condition of anonymity.

At Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce, where admission forms for FYBA, FYBCoM are accepted until August 20, Principal Hrishikesh Soman said this issue has been resolved as the domicile requirement has been removed for the forms. in line.

Considered one of the best colleges in the city, Symbiosis has introduced two new courses in the past two years, an interdisciplinary BCoM course that offers students a mixed BCom with liberal arts and a BCom with accounting and finance, with partners Of the industry.

Soman said, “Since the number of students scoring over 90% is high, the competition will be tougher this year. Students must weigh their choices carefully and keep several options open ”.

In many cases, parents complain about the lack of clarity regarding admissions, even though four days have passed since the announcement of Class 12 results. Even on Friday morning, the websites of universities such as Ness Wadia Commerce College, Baburao Gholap College, Sinhagad College of Science, among others, had no details on the admission procedure.

In the meantime, the procedure for admission to most of the autonomous colleges has started. These colleges decide their own curriculum and organize their own exams, while the final degree is awarded by Savitribai Phule Pune University.

At the Modern College of Arts, Science and Commerce in Shivajinagar, principal Dr Rajendra Zunjarrao said online admissions are open until August 14 and the college will request additional seats this year. “… The overall success rate has increased by nine percent and even the best scores are plentiful. I think that this year all colleges, especially the most coveted ones, will need at least 20% more accommodation capacity compared to previous years, ”he said.

While in most colleges admissions are done on the basis of Class 12 scores, some run entrance exams for a few courses where demand is high and places are few.

One of them, the stand-alone Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, will be hosting an online entrance exam on August 13-14. However, Director Seema Purohit clarified that when preparing the merit list, a 60% weighting will be given to applicants online. Entrance test score, 20 percent on Class 12 scores and 20 percent on Class 10 scores. Sample questions are available on the website.


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