Commerce continues to be students hot favourite: Kakatiya University
Commerce apparently is one of the most soughtafter courses, be it during the degree admissions or postgraduate, as it is one subject that could easily help candidates secure lucrative careers
Warangal: Commerce apparently is one of the most sought-after courses, be it during the degree admissions or postgraduate, as it is one subject that could easily help candidates secure lucrative careers.
At a time when Engineering and Medicine are the popular choices of parents rather than their wards, ongoing degree and post graduate admissions in colleges that come under Kakatiya University (KU) reveal that B Sc, B Com and M Com are no less popular and they continue to command students’ patronage.
Even as the Degree Online Services, Telangana (DOST), a unified online degree admission system for students in the State, sources suggest that more than half of the total degree seats available in colleges under KU region were not filled, Commerce course continues to attract the students, while B Sc being the next popular choice. However, though the official figures are yet to be released, both the courses are said to be vying for the top spot.
It is learnt that only 38,000 seats have been filled out of the 1.08 lakh undergraduate seats of all streams in 290 colleges spread across erstwhile Warangal, Khammam and Adilabad districts that fall under KU ambit.
On the other hand, the number of candidates appearing for KU’s postgraduate common entrance test (PGCET) seeking admission for M Com continues to increase every year. While the number of seats available for the course is about 2,000, including varsity colleges, the number of students got through the PGCET was well over 5,500.
Speaking to The Hans India, University College of Commerce and Business Management Head and Principal Prof V V S Sarma said, “Commerce is a wider term and it is an inseparable activity of the mankind. Hence, it withstood the onslaught of Information Technology wave.”
Horizons are wide open for those who choose career in Commerce, ranging from banking, company secretary, chartered accountancy, cost work and accountancy, stock broking, finance analyst, the list goes on and on,” Sarma said.
He said that KU had so far awarded about 250 doctorates in Commerce, apart from 100-odd scholars now pursuing Ph D. The only drawback of students is lack of communication skills, he said, referring to the problems faced by rural students.
Arts and Science College Vice-Principal and Commerce Associate Professor K Rajender said, “The need for Commerce education never ends. It grows on par with the growing technology. Students are ready for both corporate employment and entrepreneurship. Parents who customarily force their wards to study B Tech need to understand that there are quite a few high-profile jobs waiting for Commerce experts.”