71 Bcom seats filled dur­ing coun­selling

HT Ludhiana Live - - Front Page - Divya Goyal ludlivedesk@hin­dus­tan­times.com LUD­HI­ANA:

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.

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