Cut offs for the first list of colleges with a minority quota have gone up marginally compared to last year. In the past four days, at least six colleges have declared their minority admission list.
Minority quota cut-offs are usually lower than cut offs for general category seats. Colleges such as St Andrew’s, SIES, Khalsa, Jai Hind, HR and St Xavier’s have already started the admissions process.
“Cut offs have gone up marginally. We had expected higher cut-offs because the Best Five policy has increased scores,” said Dr Marie Fernandes, principal, St Andrew’s College, Bandra. This year SSC students’ scores were issued on the basis of the Best Five policy, a facility that was extended to ICSE students.
St Andrew’s and Khalsa brought out their first lists for minorities on Thursday. “The number of applications was less than the number of seats so we have accommodated all the students,” said Prof Nirmal Singh, principal of Khalsa College at Matunga. “The cut offs this year were slightly higher than last year in the first list for minorities. This is could be because of the Best Five scheme.”
“Students from the first list will have to pay the fees by Friday and the second list will be out on Saturday,” said Father Frazer Mascarenhas, principal, St Xavier’s College.