LAHORE - Around 1.75 lakh Matriculates have secured admission in the Ist year Intermediate morning as well as second shift classes for the session 2008-2010 in Punjab. The admission has been granted in Pre-engineering, pre-medical, Icom, ICS, General Science and Arts groups according to the merit. The enrolment has been made in 430 postgraduate, degree and Intermediate colleges in the province. Around 1.25 lakh students have been enrolled in over 2000 higher secondary schools. Yet another 20,000 Matriculates are likely to join the Polytechnic Institutes by August 30 affiliated with Punjab Board of Technical Education (PBTE) which will register the enrolled students for examination. The registration of enrolled students will be made next month with the eight Boards of Intermediate & Secondary Education (BISEs) in Punjab for purposes of board examination. The admission to Ist year classes have been closed and the classes will start from Monday next when the colleges will re-open after summer vacations. The merit in average colleges in pre-engineering in morning shift remains 550, pre-medical 450, I.Com 470, ICS 480, Science 400 and Arts 300. There is little difference of merit in the second shift. The merit is however, higher in Science College, Wahdat Road, Islamia College Civil Lines and some girls colleges in the city. The second shift is successful in over two-dozen colleges in the Lahore. Meanwhile the Punjab University has given very tight schedule of admission for graduate and postgraduate classes in the affiliated colleges. The admissions to BA, BSc, and BCom in affiliated colleges of the Punjab University are still continued. The first merit list was displayed on Friday to be followed by the second and third list on Saturday (today) and the third by Monday while the enrolment will be completed by September 3. The last date for filing application forms for MA, MSc, in postgraduate colleges in the province is September 30. The entry test at college level will be held for the prospective candidates on September 2 followed by interviews. The admissions will be finalised with the first ten days and the classes of MA, MSc, will start from September 13.