Nearly 7L ap­ply for MU cour­ses

The forms are for pre-ad­mis­sion en­rol­ment in un­der­grad cour­ses, of which 1.87L are for Bcom

DNA (Daily News & Analysis) Mumbai Edition - - FRONT PAGE - San­jay Jog san­[email protected]­dia.net

Stu­dents are mak­ing a bee­line for the Bach­e­lor of Com­merce (Bcom) course and other self­fi­nanc­ing cour­ses such as the Bach­e­lor of Ac­counts and Fi­nance, and Bach­e­lor of Man­age­ment Stud­ies un­der the Mum­bai Univer­sity (MU).

Dur­ing its on­line pre-ad­mis­sion en­rol­ment, 2.26 lakh stu­dents have reg­is­tered with the MU. The var­sity has re­ceived 6.79 lakh ap­pli­ca­tions for var­i­ous un­der­grad­u­ate cour­ses for the aca­demic year 2019-20. The pre-ad­mis­sion en­rol­ment is a must for any­one, who wishes to seek ad­mis­sion in cour­ses of­fered by the MU.

An MU of­fi­cial said that stu­dents opt­ing for Bcom and self-fi­nanc­ing cour­ses look up to Mum­bai as the coun­try’s com­mer­cial and fi­nan­cial cap­i­tal. The gov­ern­ment is, there­fore, pro­mot­ing the ser­vice in­dus­try. The of­fi­cial fur­ther said, “As of Tues­day, of the 6.79 lakh ap­pli­ca­tions, as many as 1.87 lakh ap­pli­ca­tions are for B Com, 68,961 for Bach­e­lor of Ac­counts and Fi­nance, and 1,31,337 for Bach­e­lor of Man­age­ment Stud­ies. The MU has re­ceived 52,693 ap­pli­ca­tions for Bach­e­lor of Sci­ence (In­for­ma­tion Tech­nol­ogy) and 47,159 forms for BSC.’’

He also said that 46,630 stu­dents have ap­plied for the BA course and 45,900 for Bach­e­lor of Mass Me­dia. The MU has ex­tended its last day of reg­is­tra­tion up to June 15.

The var­sity’s for­mer vicechan­cel­lor Dr BL Mungekar said this prac­tice clearly shows that the stu­dents are no more in­ter­ested in be­ing awarded with de­grees, but are also con­cerned about em­ploy­a­bil­ity. “The rush for four to five self-fi­nanc­ing cour­ses im­plies that more of these cour­ses need to be started in fu­ture so as to not ex­haust the em­ploy­a­bil­ity of the ex­ist­ing ones. How­ever, none of the cour­ses should com­pro­mise on qual­ity,’’ Dr Mungekar added. In to­tal, there are 796 af­fil­i­ated col­leges in Mum­bai, in its sub­urbs, in Thane, Pal­ghar, Raigad, Rat­na­giri, and in Sind­hudurg dis­tricts. The in­take ca­pac­ity of the Com­merce stream is 1,68,348 fol­lowed by 68,940 of Sci­ence, 60,028 of Arts, 30,879 of Tech­nol­ogy, 10,740 of Law, and 520 of Fine Arts.

The first merit list will be an­nounced on June 17, sec­ond on June 20, and third and fi­nal list on June 24. The ver­i­fi­ca­tion of doc­u­ments and pay­ment of fees will be done be­tween June 25-27.

The rush for four to five self-fi­nanc­ing cour­ses im­plies that more of these cour­ses need to be started in the im­me­di­ate fu­ture so as to not ex­haust the em­ploy­a­bil­ity of the ex­ist­ing self­fi­nanc­ing cour­ses

Dr BL Mungekar,

ex-vc, Mum­bai Univer­sity

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