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Admission scramble begins

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2010 00:58 IST
Yashshri Soman
Yashshri Soman
Hindustan Times
Narsee Monjee

While most of the colleges will put out their first admission list for various courses on Wednesday, a few colleges declared their lists on Tuesday.

Some elite colleges such as Narsee Monjee and Sathaye at Vile Parle, Jai Hind at Churchgate and R.A. Podar at Matunga have put out their lists for self-financed courses such as Bachelors of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelors of Mass Media (BMM) and Bachelors in Banking and Insurance (BBI).

Colleges have put up lists in campuses as well as on their websites to make it easier for students.

“We put it out early so that students could begin documentation work and finish the process quickly,” said Sangita Kher, vice principal of NM College.

The cut-offs show only a marginal rise compared to last year’s cut-offs for self-financed courses in these colleges, indicating that getting in will be just as tough.

While in-house students fill up traditional courses, self-financed courses are based on merit.

“The cut-off was almost the same last year. The demand for such courses has not decreased,” said Kirti Narain, principal, Jai Hind College.

The first merit list for BMS at Jai Hind College closed at 93 per cent for commerce, 89.5 per cent for science and 85.15 per cent for arts.

Jai Hind has broken up its first merit list into three parts: A, B and C.

If students from the A list do not take admission, those on the B list can check at the college on June 17 after which students on the C list can check on June 18.

“We have issued three lists for BMS and BMM which are a part of the first list. We did this so that students don’t feel de-motivated,” Narain said.

The first list for BMS at NM College at Vile Parle ended at 90 per cent for commerce students, 87 per cent for science and 56 per cent for arts.

“The commerce cut-offs are high because usually commerce students are more inclined to management courses,” Kher said.

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