71 Bcom seats filled during counselling
The last counselling session for BCom seats held at SD Kamla Lohtia College on Tuesday ended at around 4 pm. The counselling, which was held for 71 seats, was attended by more than 400 students. After an initial chaos, the counselling could start after a delay of two hours.
Around 329 students returned empty handed as the last seat went to the student with rank 3,482, who got admission at Atam Vallabh Jain College. “There were students with ranks up to 4,500, but the students with rank 3,482 was the last one to get admission. Rest had to return empty handed,” said Harpreet Dua, senate member, Panjab University.
The counselling, which was scheduled to begin at 10 am, finally started at around 12 noon due to the absence of representative of Atam Vallabh Jain College, who arrived late. “Earlier the principal of the said college said that they don't have any vacant seats, but after two students left, the seats were declared open for counselling,” said an official source present there.
It was a mixed bag for the students who arrived at 9 am with a hope to secure a seat. But none of the seats was allotted without following the ranking system.
The parents of the students were also seen arguing and yelling at the authorities, trying to secure a seat for their children by hook or by crook. High drama was witnessed when students entered into verbal duels during counselling.
“This was the last session of the counselling and now there is not even a single vacant seat for BCom in the city. This session was organized after 71 seats felt vacant due to various reasons. The counselling session started from rank 1 and reached till 3,482. Although it was a tiresome process to start the counselling from rank 1 again but we are happy transparency ruled the session,” said Suresh Chaddha, coordinator, BCom admissions, PU.
“Our work was to ensure smooth and systematic counselling to allot 71 seats to students and we are satisfied it is over now,” said Harpreet Dua.