Bcom remains the most sought-after course along the coast | Mangaluru News
Mangaluru: The Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) course continues to be the best undergraduate course taken in coastal areas, despite the growing demand for BCA courses this year. Response to BSc and BA courses has declined.
Many candidates who have studied Computing at PU level opt for the BCA and if they fail to secure a place, they are admitted to the BCom course.
Udayachandra PN, Principal of SDM College, Ujire, said that the BCom course will continue to be the best, i.e. the most sought after, course due to the good job opportunities locally and internationally. There is a drastic reduction in the demand for undergraduate and humanities courses over the years. The decline in the number of students opting for the BSc is due to the fact that engineering schools are likely to start a four-year BSc engineering course, including data science, artificial intelligence and other recent subjects.
Sources at St Aloysius College, Mangaluru said the BCA and BCom seats were filled this year. The college has nearly 800 BCom seats. St Agnes College, apart from the regular BCom, sees good demand for BCom (ACCA), BCom (Professional) and BCom (Integrated Industry) courses.
Aruna P Kamath, Principal of SDM College of Business Management, Mangaluru pointed out that although there is always good demand for the BCom course, there is no mad rush like in previous years. Demand for BCom courses is declining at non-top-tier colleges, she said. “Some colleges cut admissions last year and are doing so this year as well,” she said.
Although there is a high demand for the BCA course, colleges do not increase admissions as the course requires additional infrastructure and faculty. “It’s easy to increase admissions for BCom and BBA courses because they don’t require infrastructure like a lab. The teaching faculty can be managed with the available resources, but that is not the case with the BCA course,” Aruna added.