All colleges registered for online admission across Punjab have received 316,858 applications since the launch of admission cycle 2017 from July 27 through Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s Online College Admissions System (OCAS).
According to PITB spokesman, the App was developed for Higher Education Department (HED) Punjab for processing intermediate admissions applications for their FA, FSC and ICS programmes. For cycle 2017 among 306,366 online admission applications, 94,543 applications were submitted online while 222,315 uploaded in the system by the respective colleges till to date.
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 salient features of the system 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.