LAHORE - As August 31, the last date for submitting admission forms for different groups at the graduation level, is just two days away, the candidates for BCom-IT are queuing up at various govt and private colleges to apply for admission. The first merit list is expected to be displayed on September 8 while the process will continue throughout the next two weeks to be winded up before the Eid. As the reserved seats for the group are limited, although the story is same for others as well, it is feared that 80 per cent applicants may not get admission as thousand of forms have already been submitted in various colleges around the City. For example, Government MAO College, which holds BCom-IT classes in two shifts, has so far received 8,000 applications, which may surge to 10,000 during the next two days against 1450 seats. Similarly, Government Dyal Singh College has received some 4,000 applications against 350 seats while Government Islamia College of Commerce Iqbal Town follows with 8,000 aspirants against the 1,500 seats and Government Islamia College Railway Road having 2,000 candidates. Other colleges in the province also offer the classes with slots ranging from 300 to 1500. It is important to note that around 18,000 students had appeared in the last BCom-IT Part I Annual Examinations. Meanwhile, the admission in ICom and other Intermediate level groups has entered into last phase with the display of third merit list. Government MAO College has enrolled 2,000 students in ICom in two shifts with the minimum merit of 620 in Ist and 490 in the second shift. The enrolment in other groups exceeded beyond 2,000 and the total enrolment from Intermediate to MA/MSc will remain 6,500; thereby meaning a total of 13,000 students in the college. Some 20,000 admission forms were purchased from the authorised branch of Bank of Punjab for the Intermediate classes. The classes are maintained in two shifts, which run up to 4:30 pm without creating any mess or disturbance in the peaceful atmosphere of the campus. Principal Prof Zafar-ul-Mohsin Pirzada say merit was strictly observed in the process; that is the reason why there is no complaint of any excesses to any student seeking admission. This year the admission process was smooth and swift, partly due to early declaration of SSC result and a fair schedule. He said due to its location in the heart of the City and quality education at affordable tuition fee, parents like to send their wards to the MAO College. Even the students with highest marks and position holders from affluent classes now prefer to take admission, he maintained. A large number of girls have also been granted admission in the BCom and six disciplines of MA/MSc.