While the university has only 1000 seats to offer the other one-eighth number is to be offered in Delhi University colleges.
The PRO of IP University, Nalini Ranjan said "So far we have received around 12,000 applications. Overall, the number of applications has also increased this year to 1.8 lakh from that of 1.72 lakhs in last year".
"With B.Com being the third most opted course in the University, after the Engineering and Law programmes is also a non-professional course. Most students are seen applying as they are not sure if they can meet the high cut-offs of DU Colleges and moreover, there are students who are not even sure if they want to join a 4-year degree courses", she added.
The Joint Registrar of University Pradeep Upamanyu said "DU's cutoff's will be 95% and above and those students will prefer DU. Most of our students will have 85-95%. But yes, B.Com has emerged as a new course for our university which is being opted by huge number of students".
The University notification says the Eligibility criteria to join B.Com is a candidate must have 50% in aggregate in 10+2 examination / senior school (the course is likely to commence certificate examination of C.B.S.E as minimum marks from academic session 2013-14) for admission to B.Com with pass in five subjects (One language and four elective subjects) or an examination recognized as equivalent to that as following:
(i) Pre-University Examination (Two years after ten years of schooling) of an indian School / College. OR Intermediate Examination of an Indian University / Board or an Examination recognized as equivalent to that (Pass in Five written subjects)
(ii) Indian School Certificate Examination (12 years) conducted by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examination, New Delhi (Pass in Five written subjects).
(iii) Examination of a foreign university / board which is recognized as equivalent to 10+2 CBSE examination/or Indian university.