Advanced courses continue to make BCom most popular; BSc loses

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Summary: With several specializations being offered by the university under BCom and BSc, students are queuing up for innovative courses. Till Friday, 2.75 lakh applications were received from Class XII pass-outs, the highest for any undergraduate course. MUMBAI: Almost one-third of the 8.14 lakh applications received by Mumbai University’s affiliated colleges for undergraduate admissions were from BCom aspirants. Around 2.7 lakh students have registered for 2.9 lakh seats at affiliated colleges. Strangely, in a growing world of technology, courses like BSc IT and computer science are on a decline as compared to last year.”

MUMBAI: Almost one-third of the 8.14 lakh applications received by Mumbai University’s affiliated colleges for undergraduate admissions were from BCom aspirants. Till Friday, 2.75 lakh applications were received from Class XII pass-outs, the highest for any undergraduate course. Innovative programmes, introduced by the university in the last two years, seem to have generated interest among aspirants. Applications for courses like integrated BMS-MBA, BVoc have picked up this year.

The first merit list will be displayed by colleges on Saturday. Around 2.7 lakh students have registered for 2.9 lakh seats at affiliated colleges. With several specializations being offered by the university under BCom and BSc, students are queuing up for innovative courses. Apart from the regular BSc IT and computer science, BSc in biotechnology (with 1,500 applications) and microbiology (close to 4,500 applications) has many takers.

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