HSC admissions offered through CAP
Karachi, July 22: The process of admissions to 132 government colleges and 25 higher secondary schools in the city under the Centralised Admissions Policy-2010 (CAP) will begin on Friday with the sale of brochures, containing placement forms, at 52 branches of the Allied Bank Limited in the metropolis.
Briefing the media about the CAP-2010 at Govt College of Commerce and Economics on Wednesday, Sindh Director-General for Colleges Prof (Dr) Nasir Ansar said that 100,015 admissions to first-year classes would be made this year. “In all, 100,015 seats – 47,490 for boys and 52,525 for girls – have been allocated in the government colleges and higher secondary schools for the coming academic session,” he said.
According to him, in addition to the 100,732 students who have been declared successful in secondary school certificate (SSC) exams by the Board of Secondary Education, Karachi, around 5,000 students who completed O-Levels, and those students who passed their SSC or equivalent exams from other boards including the technical education board will be seeking admissions under the CAP-2010. Besides, he said, the students who passed their SSC exams last year but did not take admission for any reason would be allowed to apply this year.
Giving a breakdown of the seats available in each faculty, Dr Ansar said that there were 23,830 seats – 15,250 for boys and 8,580 for girls – in the pre-engineering group; 16,835 seats – 5,740 for boys and 11,095 for girls – in the pre-medical group; 1,500 seats – 800 for boys and 700 for girls – in the computer science group; 34,470 seats – 20,300 for boys and 14,170 for girls – in the commerce group; 22,780 seats – 5,400 for boys and 17,380 for girls – in the humanities group and 600 seats in the home economics group.
He said that placement forms could be purchased for Rs50 from all the 52 branches of the ABL in the city. The filled-in forms along with original marks-sheets of SSC exams could be submitted to the bank branches by Aug 13.
However, he added, the students who completed O-Level, matric from boards, including technical board, other than the BSEK and those seeking admissions in the computer science and home economics groups could get the placement forms at only ABL Hassan Square and Abdullah Haroon Road branches.
Quota for girls, disabled
Dr Ansar, who is also the CAP committee’s chairman, said that a two per cent quota had been fixed for girls seeking admissions to co-education colleges in the city. Besides, he said, two per cent quota had been reserved for disabled students. He added that those applying against the disabled students’ quota would have to produce a disability certificate issued by the health department.
Choice of colleges
Explaining the proper way of filling out the forms, he said that the candidates should mention the faculty and name of eight colleges in order of preference only after considering the cut-off marks at which admissions were closed in those colleges last year.
About the students who got D and E grades in SSC exams and seeking admissions in the pre-engineering and computer science groups, he said that they must mention a second choice as a limited number of seats was being offered in the two faculties.
Students who have passed their SSC/Technical/ GCE (O’ Level) or its equivalent examination-2010 will be eligible for admission.
Moreover, those who have passed the aforesaid examination in 2009 (annual) or in any year up to five years before the 2010 are also eligible for admissions with the condition that five marks for every year of gap will be deducted from their total marks to determine their merit.
The students passing O level exams will be required to have passed the subjects of English, Urdu, Islamiat, Pakistan Studies and four optional subjects and obtain an equivalent certificate from the IBCC, Islamabad.
He said the CAP committee would set up 15 claim centres – eight for boys and seven for girls.