The Higher Education Department, Government of Punjab has introduced an important service for public sector colleges for the admissions in Intermediate (F.A., F.Sc., ICS etc.) programs. In 2011 when the Online College Admissions System (OCAS) was launched it was highlighted by the media as the, “first in the history of the province”.
The system was initially rolled out for 24 colleges in 9 divisional headquarters of the province of Punjab in 2011, and was gradually implemented into 71 and 200+ public sector colleges during 2012 and 2013 respectively.
Cumulatively, OCAS has processed over 220,000 applications. Key factors leading to the success and quick adoption of OCAS by colleges all across the Province include:
- Convenience and Ease of Use
- Requirement of Minimal Technology Tnfrastructure