Jamshedpur : Most of the students seeking admissions in under graduate courses in city-based colleges are giving preference to add-on courses rather than the conventional subjects.
Call them undergraduate courses with a difference. The popularity of vocational studies offered by Kolhan University is increasing every year.
Most of the affiliated and constituent colleges in the city have already started issuing admission forms for degree courses in arts, commerce, science and vocational courses across the district.
The rush for admission forms has been high at the Jamshedpur Women’s College, Karim City College and Graduate School College for Women.
The Graduate School College for Women has decided a 65 per cent cut off for direct admission in commerce and 60 per cent for science subjects like math, chemistry, physics and zoology. For botany and statistics, the cut off stands at 55 per cent. Subjects in arts stream varies from 55 per cent to 60 per cent.
Students have already started buying admission forms and to seek a seat in one of the best colleges. Those who would prefer staying in the city are applying to the colleges here. The admission started last week and will continue till the end of June.
Courses offered by Jamshedpur Women’s College like MBA (two year full time programme), Communicative English( one year) Graduation in Biotechnology ( three year) are much sought after by a sizeable chunk of students who want to hone their soft skills in different areas.
“In the last few years the courses we offered have become very popular. The courses are market-oriented and this also appeals to many applicants” said an official.
Jamshedpur Women’s College offers about 11 vocational courses ranging including BSC (IT), BCA, and several add one course like Banking, Web Designing, etc. The best part of these courses is that students get Bachelor’s degree after completion.
According to officials of Jamshedpur Workers’ College, students are opting for job-oriented courses, which could land them plum jobs. “Since corporate sector is more lucrative than most conventional job providers, MBA has become the most sought-after course,” he said.
He said that the Worker’s College has added two-year course of MBA in its curriculum. The craze for MBA has increased manifold over the years and this year a sizable number of students had applied for the course.
Karim City College, another city-based premier college, has number of professional courses in store like Mass Communication and Video Production, Informational Technology, Computer Application etc.
“Yes we are receiving number of queries from students who are keen to take admissions in vocation courses. There is a common perception among students that conventional courses cannot land them a job immediately. This has also led to a rush in the vocational field,” said a professor.