THE CUT-OFF percentages for admissions to first year junior colleges (FYJC) in Mumbai was announced on Monday were higher than last year’s, especially for the Arts and Commerce streams.
At K C College, Churchgate, the cut-offs for Arts has increased from 85.2 per cent to 88.4 per cent, a jump of more than three per cent.
For Commerce, the cut-offs were 91.5 per cent (aided) and 90.83 (unaided), up from last year’s 90.8 and 89.2 respectively.
“More students are now opting for Arts courses as they have now realised the importance of Social Science subject,” said Manju Nichani, Principal of K C College.
Admissions to FYJC Science will close at 91 per cent.
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The higher cut-offs can be attributed to the higher number of students scoring well in Class X board exams.
According to a report from the Deputy Director of Education, of the 2.2 lakh applications received, 1.84 lakh students secured first-class scores.
More than 47,000 students made it to the first merit list announced on Monday.
At D G Ruparel College, Matunga, the cut-off for Arts has gone up by two percent to 86.6. For Science, the cut-off at 91.8 is a per cent lower than last year. The Commerce cut-off has reduced marginally.
“It may seem like the cut-offs for Science and Commerce have reduced, but since we have added 30 seats for Commerce and 100 seats for Science, the cut-offs are more or less similar to last year’s,” said Principal Tushar Desai.
The admission to N M College for Commerce and Economics, Vile Parle, will close at 94.5, said Principal Amee Vora. The cut-off has gone up from last year’s 93.8 per cent.
“The intake capacity of our college is 1,120, of which 240 are for open-category candidates,” said Vora.
The cut-off for Arts at St Xavier’s is 94.4 per cent, up from last year’s 93.8 per cent. For Science, the cut-off is 91.4 per cent.
“A lot of students opt for FYJC admissions in St Xavier’s as most of them get a free walk into the degree college because of the in-house quota,” said Principal Angelo Menezes.
The cut-off for Science at Ruia College, Matunga, is 93.2 per cent and for Arts, 91.8 per cent.
At Jai Hind College, Churchgate, the Arts cut-off is 91.4 per cent; for Commerce, it is 91.8 and for Science, it is 90.6 per cent. Admissions to Arts stream at Royal College, Mira Road, will close at 90.6 per cent and 87.33 per cent for Mithibai College, Vile Parle.
The entire intake capacity of R A Podar College of Commerce and Economics — 874 seats — has been included in the first merit list, said Principal Shobhana Vasudevan. The admission closes at 91.8 per cent, marginally lower than last year’s 92.
At H R College of Commerce and Economics, Churchgate, too, the cut-off remained similar to last year’s at 93.4 per cent. “The first student on our merit list has secured 99.4 per cent in the board exams,” said Principal Indu Shahani.
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