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Team dna visited some of the prominent colleges in Pune; new online procedure to make admission process easier

Monday, 9 June 2014 - 8:21am IST | Place: Pune | Agency: dna

Team dna visited some of the prominent colleges for Science, Arts and Commerce to which students would create a beeline following the recent class XII results. It was found out that the new online procedure would make it easier for the aspirants to get admission into their favourite institutes, without having to stand in queues and waste their valuable time
  • Brihan Maharashtra College of Commece (BMCC) dna Correspondent dna

Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC)


On the web: When we checked the admissions link on the college website, we found out that nothing was mentioned about their under- graduates programme. We also could not locate any online form or form-related details. However, under the ‘Contact us’ section, the college phone number was prominently visible.(http://bmcc.ac.in/index.aspx)

On Calling: The college officials said that they will not be opening admissions for outsiders; all their seats will be filled by the in-house 
students. However seats, if any, will be made available for outside students only after June 17.

Through the campus: On entering the administrative office to enquire about the admission process for first year B Com, we were stopped by the guards, who pointed to the notice board that specified that no seats will be available for non BMCC students. It also stated that details of balance seats, if any, will announced on June 17 by 5 pm. When probed, the administrative officer told us that the cut off for external HSC students is 85per cent and above for the open category.

Marathwada Mitra Mandal’s College of Commerce (MMCC)

On the web: The MMCC website was neat and well organized and hence, very helpful. It was easy to access information about online forms and provided additional details about which documents need to be attached to the form. But the last date for submission and the minimum cut-off percentage are conspicuously missing.(http://www.mmcc.co.in/)

On calling : We managed to collate all the details and found out that the last day for the submission of forms is June 14.

Through the campus: After the disappointment at BMCC, we found a ray of hope at MMCC, as the forms are not out yet. The office staff informed us that the forms will be available from June 11 to 16, between 10:30 am to 1 pm. The first merit list is expected to be put up on June 21. According to the admission officials, a cut-off percentage has not been decided yet, but non-MMCC students may apply as well.

Ness Wadia College of Commerce

On the web: The college website features all the latest news on the left tab, but for a first time visitor who wishes to check the details about the college, it is slightly tedious and unintuitive to locate the admission related page. The forms which are listed as ‘F.YB.Com Waiting List Form, 2014- 15’ provided all relevant details, but have to be printed out and submitted to the office in person.(http://www.nesswadiacollege.edu.in/)

On calling: We found the staff to be more helpful and less time-consuming than the website to enquire about details. 

Through the campus: As you enter college premises, you may have trouble finding the admission office. We suggest asking the students for directions instead of relying on sign boards. All you need to submit to the office is a completed copy of the online form along with all the other documents. The college fees has been listed at Rs. 3,300 and the cut off has been set between 75 to 80 per cent. The waiting list will be put up on June 10. Classes will commence from the June 16.


Fergusson College (Science)

On the web: The college website offers three links: ‘How to apply’, ‘Fee Structure’ and ‘Online admission’. The first link directed us to the third one, where we saw details on all courses which made the entire website slightly confusing. The best option is to call the office.(http://www.fergusson.edu/)

On Calling: We were explained that some courses are not approved by UGC. They also clarified that the last date to submit forms is June 16. The officials were friendly and helpful and saved us time that we otherwise would have spent on the website.

Through the campus: We went to the college to collect information regarding first year BSc admission process where we met three professors who were addressing student queries. With regards to BSc (Hons), we were told that there are two sets of subjects — one backed by UGC and other with no UGC grants. The course fee of the latter is high as well. The courses with grants include botany, chemistry, electronic science, geology, mathematics, physics, statistic, zoology, vocational biotechnology (VBT), photography or electronic equipment management, whereas the non-granted ones include zoology, chemistry and botany as compulsory subjects with electives such as EVS and microbiology. The forms are available on the college website (www.fergusson.edu) and can be submitted at the office from June 10 to 16 between 11am to 1:30 pm.


Symbiosis College of Arts and Commerce

On the web: The website is user friendly but fails to give proper information. While a link on the homepage of the website takes you to the application page, that lists an enquiry phone number. The number takes you to an automated voice system which trails back to the website which is devoid of any supporting information, including an empty notice board panel. (http://symbiosiscollege.edu.in/)

On Calling: We tried reaching the college via the number on the website, however received no answer.

Through the campus: Instead of helping us with information, a staff member at the administrative office directed us to the notice board where the entire application procedure had been described. According to procedure listed, the online form can be availed at the price of Rs 350. The payment for the same can be done via any HDFC bank outlet. The last date for submission is June 9 and the first list will be put up on June 11. However, there were no details on previous year’s cut-off percentage or the number of seats available. The staff were also not able to provide us with this information.


P.E.S Modern college of Commerce

On the web: Very little information has been displayed on the website and offers no insight into the admission process. The website only mentions the intake for B.Com which is 480 students and the minimum qualification for the same. (http://www.moderncollegegk.org/)

On Calling: We called on the number mentioned on the website and received no answer.

Through the campus: The campus is right next to the Engineering campus and is very easy to find. You will find the academic inquiry cell on the left side of the ground floor of the college building. The helpful staff informed that the admission forms will be available on the college website from June 11. The students can submit a print-out of the form in the office and wait for the merit lists to come out.

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