683 Colleges Receive 278,917 Applications on PITB’s Online App OCAS
Out of 716 public colleges registered for online admission, so far 683 colleges across Punjab have received 278,917 applications since the launch of admission cycle 2017 on July 27, 2017 through Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB)’s Online College Admissions System (OCAS) developed for Higher Education Department (HED) of Punjab for processing intermediate admissions applications for their FA, FSC, ICS programs. OCAS had processed almost one million applications during the past few years. For cycle 2017 among 278,917 online admission applications, 88,568 applications were submitted online while 190,349 were uploaded in the system by the respective colleges.
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).
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.