Cut-offs in minority quota lists at top colleges rose marginally as compared to last year, when a few minority-run junior colleges put up their first lists on Thursday evening.
At St Xavier’s College in Dhobi Talao, the first minority list for arts closed at 79.6% compared to last year’s 77%. For science stream, the cut-off was 86.6% compared to 86% last year.
At Jai Hind College in Churchgate, the arts cut-off rose marginally from 63.45% to 64.8% this year, the cut-off for science (general) staying the same at 75.2%.
At SIES College in Sion, the cut-off for arts, science and commerce were roughly the same as the previous year, said the college principal.
St Andrew’s will issue its first minority merit list on Friday. “Our minority list cut-offs are usually very high and are likely to be so this year too,” said Marie Fernandes, principal of the college.
Usually, minority cut-offs are lower than the general list cut-offs. These admissions are conducted offline and colleges have the liberty to follow their own schedule.
Students whose names have appeared on the first merit list will be given a few days to pay their fees after which the colleges will put up their second merit list for the minority seats.
Colleges will surrender the seats remaining after they complete their minority admissions to the department on July 7.
“We will end up surrendering a lot of seats because the Sikh population is very small and we hardly get so many applications every year,” said Ajit Singh, director of Khalsa College in Matunga, which also put up its list on Thursday.
For the 400 available seats, the college has received 102 applications. NM and Mithibai College will issue their first lists for the minority quota seats on July 2. Sathaye College released their in-house quota list on Wednesday. HR College released their first minority list also on Wednesday, with the commerce list closing at 75%.