In the new academic session, self-financed courses are getting more takers in the colleges of Mumbai than the last year. There is an increase of more than 5 thousand applications this year compared to the last year .
Self-financing courses are getting popular due to the fact that most these courses are practical oriented and future prospect is very high. But these courses never get any financial aid from the government or the University Grants Commission. Students have to bear the entire cost. Almost all colleges in Mumbai now offer these courses despite no assistance from the Government. But the fees for these courses are higher than that for other traditional courses.
The most popular courses in Colleges of Mumbai are-
BCom in Accounts and Finance, Banking and Insurance, and Financial Markets,
Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS),
Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM),
and BSc (Computer Science and Information Technology) are some of the most popular self-financed courses in the colleges of Mumbai University.
All these self-financed courses have only 60 students in one class.
"Industry’s demand for students who completes these courses are very high and as a result more and more students opt these courses. These courses are market oriented and jobs opportunity is very high," said a professor of St Xavier’s College.
“The students opting for these courses are very focused on different factors like demand in the market, scopes in future for further studies and how it helps to be an entrepreneur,” etc. Said another professor from KC college.
“ These self-finance courses are very interesting than the monotonous theory oriented subjects. With the changing time, demands of these courses are getting high and we have to keep our pace with the times ”, said Udita Nayar from Narsee Monjee College.