The centralized counselling for post-graduation (PG) courses in Bangalore University surprised everybody when for the first time all the seats of commerce department were occupied by the students.
There were a total number of 697 seats available in commerce department and all the seats got occupied in all the quotas till the concluding day of the counselling, that is, Tuesday. Economics was the next in demand with 263 aspirants.
The subject like Sanskrit also did fairly well this time with 12 intakes. The lowest number of aspirants was in the courses microbiology and biotechnology which were once very popular courses. Only 169 seats against 800 seats were filled in biotechnology and only 93 seats against 372 seats were filled in microbiology. The other courses like tourism management and biochemistry also did not do well in attracting candidates.
Among languages, Kannada (240) and English (92) were popular. There were more takers for Japanese than French or Telugu. Courses like Labour, Capital and Law, Speech and Hearing, Molecular Biology and Busines Law just scraped through from having zero takers.
The counselling of courses under faculty of education and law is scheduled for Wednesday.