Pune FYJC admissions: Cut-off increased in first merit list, June 30 last date to block seats

Most colleges have recorded a slight increase in the overall cut-off which principals say is mainly due to in-house quotas.

By: Express News Service | Pune | Updated: June 28, 2016 10:11:49 am
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Even as the first year junior college (FYJC) admissions began on Monday after the first common merit list was declared by the Centralised Admission Process (CAP), only about 52,616 students out of 82,106 applicants have been given allotments in the first round, as nearly 30,000 students still await their turn.

As parents of those who have not been allotted seats thronged the office of the deputy director of education, officials assured them of allotments in the next merit list on July 5. By Monday evening, 6,399 students confirmed their admissions and five students rejected them, while 19 cancelled their admissions, and 46,193 have not yet reported.

Meanwhile, the first common merit list showed that the cut-off marks in top colleges have been increased by at least two per cent which officials attribute to decrease in open category seats due to newly introduced in-house quota in many colleges and the overall increase in marks scored by students due to the sports quota marks.

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This year, the highest cut-off was at Pimpri-Chinchwad’s City Pride School and Junior College with 487 marks on 500, followed by Laxmanarao Apte Prashala with 481 marks. PMC-run Rajiv Gandhi Academy of E-Learning had a cut-off of 480 marks, whereas Fergusson College had a cut-off of 474 marks. While this was the cut-off in Science faculty, the highest cut-off in Commerce was at BMCC college (471) and the highest cut-off in Arts was at Fergusson College (477).

However, with the Commerce faculty receiving the maximum number of applications (37,839 against 22,634 seats), and even the top three scorers opting for Commerce, officials say that it points towards an increasing favour towards the faculty.

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“The trend every year has been towards the Science faculty which receives the maximum applications, followed by Commerce and Arts. However, this year, the surge in the number of applications for Commerce, and the fact that high-scoring students are opting for it, shows a clear trend towards it,” said Jyoti Gaikwad, vice-principal of MMCC junior college and a member of the CAP committee.

Most colleges have recorded a slight increase in the overall cut-off which principals say is mainly due to in-house quotas. “This year, many junior colleges have got in-house quotas up to 20 per cent. So a large chunk of seats became out of bounds for open category students and that is why, the cut-offs have slightly increased,” said Leela Mali Joshi, vice-principal of Fergusson College.

For those students, who haven’t been alloted colleges, CAP members asked them not to lose heart. “For the first time, students are getting double chance to choose between quota seats and CAP seats. In the first round, out of 52,616 students alloted through CAP, at least 5,000 have already got allotments through quota as well,” said Meenakshi Raut, assistant director of education, Pune.

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“If they confirm their quota seats, they would be out of CAP and the seats would become vacant. If they choose a CAP seat, they would have to give up the quota and eventually if vacant, it would come to CAP. So there would be plenty of seats available,” Raut added. However, she warned that students who choose quota seats should know that their admissions would be final and if they want options for betterment, then they must choose CAP seats.

Even for open category students, officials warned that June 30 is the last date for admissions. “By June 29, we would send a reminder message to students, who have not confirmed their seats by paying Rs 50 as provisional fee. If students do not block their seats, it would be considered that they are no longer interested in admissions and would be out of the CAP process, which means no further allotments would be given to them,” warned Dinkar Temkar, deputy director of education.

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