Last date for submitting options for degree courses extended
By Wednesday when the University of Kerala extended to June 9 the last date for submitting online course-college options for admission to degree courses, 7.88 lakh options were submitted by about 60,000 students aspiring for admissions to colleges under the university.
The university would carry out online allotments to nearly 15,000 merit seats for 41 degree courses in 71 colleges.
According to information sourced from the university, the maximum number of options—1.08 lakh—was submitted for the B.Com. courses with various subject combinations.
The maximum number of options for a single subject was registered for B.Sc. Chemistry—71,137. Nearly 23,000 students submitted this many options for this subject.
While more than 63,000 options were submitted for B.Sc. Physics, the Mathematics programme saw 33,601 options.
In sharp contrast, fewer than 1,000 options were registered by students for subjects such as sociology and philosophy. Among the language courses the B.A. English programme received the maximum number of options—74,000.
The University College appeared to be the most favoured institutions with students submitting 69,000 options there. While 49,256 options were registered for S.N. College, Kollam, Women's College Thiruvananthapuram bagged about 40,000 options. As many as 20,000 options were submitted for SD College, Alappuzha.
“Very few students have submitted options for the 16 self-financing colleges under the university,” an official told The Hindu.
According to university sources, an informal trial run of the allotment system done by the Kerala University Computer Centre revealed that the seats in leading government colleges would be filled in the very first round of allotments. The university would publish its first formal trial allotment on June 9 using the data of students who submitted options before June 5.
The first actual allotment would be done on June 17 and the second round, on June 24. The third round of allotments would be done by July 1.
Classes for the first year degree programmes are expected to begin on July 9.