The average cut-off for Class XI admissions to junior colleges has seen a drop of 1 per cent this year as compared to last year,which Centralised Admission Process (CAP) officials attributed to lower Class X merit this year.
The CAP on Friday announced the Class XI admission list for 165 junior colleges in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad,and the new academic session is set to begin on August 1.
Top junior colleges in the city,however,had a high cut-off with Laxmanrao Apte Junior College recording the highest in science stream 97.64% an improvement over last years cut-off of 97.27% . In 2010,admissions at Apte College were closed at 96.36%.
Other well-known colleges such as Fergusson College ( 93.27 %),Jaihind College,Pimpri (90.55%) also recorded a high cut-off.
The DES Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC) remains the most sought-after for the commerce stream with admissions closing at 90.55%,down 2.54 per cent points from last years 93.09%.
Newly appointed deputy director (education) Bhimrao Phadtare,who heads the multi-member CAP committee said that 50,001 seats have been allotted in the Round 1 of the CAP.
All 50,001 students,who have applied through the CAP,have been allotted a seat. This includes 3,838 students from CBSE,ICSE and other non-SSC boards, Rekha Palashikar,vice-principal of Fergusson College said.
These students should now approach their respective colleges and complete the admission process,which will be conducted from July 21 to July 24. It is the students responsibility to take the admissions this time, she added.
The allotments were done with a computer-based system by processing the preferences given by the student and his or her merit. No request for change of college would be entertained. The student should promptly take the admission in the respective colleges and should not wait for the second list, informed Phadtare.
There are 64,380 seats (including 5,525 seats for bifocal courses ) available in the 159 junior colleges ,which are part of the CAP. The authorities had received 60,662 forms,which included3,340 forms from non-SSC boards.
Of the total round allotment,2,36,444 seats went to the science stream,32,822 to commerce (14,015 English medium,9,807 Marathi) and 2,535 for arts (1,499 Marathi,1,036 English).
Of the 12,740 seats available in the Arts stream,only 2,535 seats were filled. There are 9,040 seats for Marathi medium of which only 1,499 were filled. Of the 3,700 seats of the English medium,only 1,036 were filled.
We are hoping that some more seats would be filled after the ATKT admissions. But even then atleast 5,000 seats will remain vacant, officials added.