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Cut-offs for traditional degree courses to be same

india Updated: Jun 03, 2009 02:09 IST
Serena Menon

With class 12 results barely a day away, colleges, students and parents are gearing up for the admission procedures into degree colleges.

But students who want to take up an unaided professional course have reasons to be worried.

With Class 12 CBSE and ISC results projecting good results this year — the highest being 98.4 per cent and 94.2 per cent respectively — cut-off scores for students who want to get into unconventional course like Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), BSc in Biotechnology, BCom in Accounts and Finance are expected to rise.

On June 4, Class 12 results of 11.84 lakh students from 5,309 junior colleges across the state will be announced.

Over 2 lakh students from Mumbai appeared for the exam.

“We are expecting an increase of up to five per cent in the cut-off scores as against last year,” said T.A. Shiware, principal of Hinduja College, Charni Road.

“The increase is as a result of students from other Boards scoring higher due to two language papers and 40 per cent marks for internal assessment,” said Shiware.

According to principals, cut-off scores for traditional graduation courses might remain as same as last year.

“There might be a negligible percentage change in the cut-offs for conventional courses since many students opt for unaided courses, of which BMS has become the most popular,” said Kirti Narain, principal of Jai Hind College.

The cut-offs for BMM and BMS in Jai Hind last year were around 90 per cent.

Similarly, in Mithibai College last year’s cut-off was about 81 per cent for BMS and 80 per cent for BSc in Biotechnology.

But those planning to pursue professional courses like law, medicine and engineering are more worried about their Common Entrance Test results than that of Class 12.

The CET results will be out on June 14.