Gujarat University may increase seat capacity in Commerce colleges
AHMEDABAD: With over 70,000 more students appearing for the HSC general stream examination, Gujarat University has indicated that if required, the number of students per class in the first year Bachelor of Commerce degree might be increased to 170 per division as compared to 150 per division last year.
Official sources said that this year, 5.15 lakh have appeared for the HSC general stream examination against 4.34 lakh in the last year. “If the result is less than 68.44 per cent it will not be a major issue, but if it is more than that, the GU will have to increase the seat capacity per division to 170. However, the final decision will be taken only after the HSC result will be declared on Monday,” said an official.
There are about 44 commerce colleges in the city and 56 in the rural areas which are affiliated to the University. However, Mahipatsinh Chavda, the dean of arts faculty said, “For Arts, there is no issue as we had seats vacant last year as well. Admission becomes an issue only in the most sought after colleges.” In GU alone, there are 32 colleges that have the Bachelor of Arts degree there are another 56 in rural and other areas.
Mukul Shah, GU’s pro vice-chancellor said, “We are waiting for the results to be announced. Once the results are out, a review meeting will be held on Monday and the detailed programme will then be declared.” Sources said Gujarat University has decided that the admission for Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA) will begin from June 10. Source also said that GU has decided that it will first admit students to the five-year integrated courses as the HSC science pass outs are also eligible for admission. They might start with admission to Master of Science in Information Technology and follow it up with admissions to BBA, BCA and BCom.