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Cut-offs for sports quota to increase: Principals

The race to secure one of the approximately 7,800 seats through sports quota for junior colleges just got tougher. The state government on Thursday told the High Court that ICSE state level sports persons would be entitled to 25 additional marks that were previously being given only to SSC students.

mumbai Updated: Jul 16, 2010 02:31 IST
Yashshri Soman

The race to secure one of the approximately 7,800 seats through sports quota for junior colleges just got tougher.

The state government on Thursday told the High Court that ICSE state level sports persons would be entitled to 25 additional marks that were previously being given only to SSC students.

"The sports quota cut-off is usually 10 to 15 per cent lower than the general cut off, but this time with so many students getting additional sports marks even the sports quota cut off will definitely go up," said Principal Kirti Narain of Jai Hind College, Churchgate.

Most principals said they could not anticipate the margin of increase because the number of ICSE students availing the sports quota was yet to be known.

The main criterion for selection of students through the sports quota is the Class 10 percentage, an official from the education department confirmed.

"The general category cut offs may also rise if these students with additional sports marks apply to the general category instead of the sports quota category," said Principal Kavita Rege, Sathaye College, Vile Parle.