Indore: Following poor response by students from physics, chemistry and mathematics (PCM) group to BCA course, the Department of Higher Education has relaxed qualification for admission in the 3-year degree course. In a letter addressed to colleges, the DHE stated that students from any stream– Arts, Biology, Commerce- can take admission in BCA course subject to condition that the students must have mathematics as subject in Class XII.
The DHE directed the colleges to allow such students to apply for admission in BCA course. The DHE stated that the students can participate in the third round of centralised online admission counselling. The students can also apply for admission in BCA course for college level counselling which will be held in August.
The department admitted that the eligibility criterion for BCA has been relaxed following poor admission in the course in the first counselling. Computer Science subject expert Dr Avinish Mishra stated that the popularity of BCA is on the wane. “It is because more and more students are attracted towards BBA courses these days due to better placements,” he added.