Jamshedpur : Colleges under the Kolhan University have decreased the cut off marks this year.The rush for admission forms has been maximum 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.
“We have reduced the cut off in commerce from 70 per cent to 65 per cent. There were many good students but could not seek admission due to marks. So, we reduced the cut off this year,” said Usha Shukla, principal, Graduate School College for Women.
The Jamshedpur Co-operative College too have increased its cut off to 60 per cent in commerce, 5 per cent in science and 50 per cent in arts. S.S. Razi, the principal of Jamshedpur Co-operative College said the demand of honours courses are far more than general. Other colleges like LBSM College and ABM College have kept 45 per cent as a parameter to apply for honours courses.
Although science is preferred by many students, commerce too is not far as students have understood the scope of the subject now. As many students want to pursue MBA after graduation, commerce also is preferred by most of the students. Among Arts, English, Political Science and Economics remains the best. 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.
Expressing similar opinions Minakshi Das, a student of Jamshedpur Women’s College, said, “These are the times when wrong planning can spoil your career. We should know the details and the scope of the course we plan to join. I am of the opinion that traditional courses like BA and MA do not help in getting jobs while professional and technical courses provide a lot of avenues”.
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.