Lahore, October 10, 2018 (PPI-OT): Out of a total number of 323021 online admission applications received by 727 colleges across the Punjab for the cycle 2018-19, a record number of 162,423 female candidates applied while 160,601 male students applied online till to date, which is highest number as compare to male students. The Online College Admissions System (OCAS) App developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Higher Education Department (HED) of Punjab to process intermediate admissions applications for their FA, FSC, ICS programs opened on July 23, 2018 to process Intermediate Applications The online statistics also noted that 69 % female students applied for admission in FSc Pre Medical while only 31 % male students applied in this discipline.
For FA subject 59 % female students and 41 % male students applied. Other subject’s ratio includes Pre Engineering 66 % male 34 % female, ICS 60 % male 40 % female, I. Com 72 % male 28 % female, D. Com 93 % male 7 % female, however for General Science 66 % female and 34 % male students applied. The maximum number of 9642 admission applications were received by Government Islamia College Civil lines Lahore among other colleges across the Punjab.
The most interesting point noted in this study reveals that ICS subject stands most favourite subject for admission seekers as compare to Pre Medical and Pre Engineering. The trend shows that male students are interested in Pre engineering, ICS, I. Com and D. Com subjects while female students have higher interest in Pre Medical, FA and General Science. The salient features of OCAS include 24/7 access, apply from any place with internet access, track admissions application status via college website, integration with BISE results, minimizing data entry and reducing errors.
Free of cost availability of college broachers and online admission forms is an added feature of the system while it has considerably reduced the visits of students and their parents to colleges, ensuring timely compilation of applications and merit list. Online College Admission System (OCAS) provides a web-based facility for applicants to submit admission application(s) online.
Online College Admissions System (OCAS) is built to provide easy, convenient, efficient and reliable access to students for admissions in the government colleges for higher education. The solution is based upon a collaborative relationship between Higher Education Department, Nine (9) Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) of Punjab, Bank of Punjab and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).
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Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)
11th Floor, Arfa Software Technology Park,
346-B, Ferozepur Road, Lahore, Pakistan