With junior college admissions currently on hold, students who got their SSC results on Thursday had another set of cut-offs to worry about.
The most-coveted private tutors and coaching classes for science subjects announced their cut-offs for student intake as soon as the SSC results were out on Thursday.
“We did not want to lose out on getting admission to the most preferred tutors and so we rushed to various classes as soon as my daughter got her result to secure a seat,” said Sheila Mehta (name changed), whose daughter secured 95.09 per cent in SSC.
A private tutor who holds classes at Borivli and Vile Parle and popular for his Physics classes, announced a cut-off of 96 per cent in science and maths subjects. When Mehta reached the tutor’s packed office at 11.15 am “there was no space for even an ant to move”. Thankfully, she had taken a token number at 8 am on Thursday so she got preference over others waiting to take admission.
Coaching classes, such as Ideal, KalraShukla and Agrawal, said their admissions had begun.
However, a few private tutors confirmed that the admissions to their batches were full on Thursday itself. “We only take the best and we have limited seats. The admissions to my tuitions were full by 4 pm on Thursday but we do consider students later based on merit,” said Rakesh Rathi, who is one of the most sought-after private tutors for chemistry.
Students, who have secured admissions at these classes, will begin attending lectures only in December or early January 2011. “We usually have around two or three students who drop out by September-October every year as they realise that science is not meant for them. We accommodate the others who make the cut-off,” said Nayan Varma, a private tutor for physics.
Admissions to these coaching classes and private tuitions for the ICSE and CBSE students began the day their results were announced. But the majority of students at these classes are those opting for the HSC Board.