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Some colleges in Mumbai close admissions to coveted courses after second merit lists

Mumbai city news: Some colleges didn't even release a list as their seats were filled up during the first and second cut-offs

mumbai Updated: Jul 02, 2017 00:33 IST
Musab Qazi
The drop in cut-offs for science courses, such as BSc, BSc (IT) and BSc (Computer Science), continue to be steeper compared to other courses.
The drop in cut-offs for science courses, such as BSc, BSc (IT) and BSc (Computer Science), continue to be steeper compared to other courses.(PIC FOR REPRESENTATION)

The third merit list for admission to degree courses failed to bring down the cut-offs at the city's institutes. Some colleges didn't even release a list, indicating that all the students who were allotted seats in the first and second merit lists have secured admissions. 

For example, St Xavier's College in Dhobi Talao didn't issue a third merit list for any of the courses. Similarly, there were no BA and BSc lists at Mithibai College in Vile Parle. ML Dahanukar College, Vile Parle exhausted its BCom Financial Markets (BFM), BCom Banking and Insurance (BBI) and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) lists. Vaze College, Mulund, also didn't display any list for BMS, BBI and BA courses. 

“We have exhausted all the merit lists we had issued last time," said Agnelo Menezes, principal, Xavier's College. 

The students and parents were disappointed by the absence of merit lists at the top colleges. "I was expecting my daughter to figure in the Gujarati quota lists at two colleges in the city. But both these colleges didn't issue any lists. I am really concerned for my daughter," said Rupa Vaghela, parent of a student. 

At the most popular colleges in the city, the cut-offs for other courses dropped by a few percentage points. The drop in cut-offs for science courses, such as BSc, BSc (IT) and BSc (Computer Science), continue to be steeper compared to other courses. The trend points to the relatively low popularity of these courses among high scorers. 

On the other hand, the cut-offs for Commerce courses such as BCom Accounting and Finance (BAF) and BFM hardly changed at most of these colleges. 

With most of their seats filled, the colleges are likely to start the first year classes within a week. "We will begin the college on July 6," said Parag Thakkar, in-charge principal, HR College.