More than 700 public colleges across Punjab are using the Online College Admissions System (OCAS) for processing intermediate admissions applications for their FA, FSC, ICS programs. The application has been developed by the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) for Higher Education Department (HED) of Punjab in a bid to make the intermediate colleges admissions process faster, efficient and transparent.
OCAS has processed almost one million applications during the past few years.
For the next academic year, OCAS is scheduled to be made available for the Intermediate admissions cycle 2017 at public colleges, once the Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISEs) declare matriculation results.
Candidates can apply to a particular college/ program through a simple online form through OCAS
Always Online and Connected
Online College Applications System (OCAS) provides a web-based facility for applicants to submit admission application(s) online. It has been 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 Boards of Intermediate and Secondary Education (BISE) of Punjab, Bank of Punjab and Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB).
The BISE matriculation data of students is uploaded into the system which enables candidates to access the system by entering only minimum set of information (Matric Roll Number, BISE, Year and Session).
Candidates can apply to a particular college/ program through a simple online form. In addition to this, they can download and print their application fee slip through the system.
Key objectives of the system include reducing the number of physical visits of students and their parents to colleges as the admissions process gets underway, keep the admissions process transparent, considerably reduce the application compilation and merit list preparation time by pushing the labor-intensive and error-prone, back-office data entry activities to the end-users themselves.
The salient features of the system include 24/7 access, the capability to apply from any place with internet access. This means no more queues, and students can easily track admissions application status via college website. The app also features tighter integration with BISE results.