On Wednesday afternoon, a few city colleges put up their final merit list for the first year degree college courses. Cutoffs for the courses dipped by two percentage points compared to the third merit list.
In most colleges, the fourth list for the regular BA, BSc and BCom courses comprised about 20 names while the lists for the self-financing courses such as Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS) and Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), were shorter.
“I missed out on the BMS course at Hinduja College of Commerce in Charni Road by approximately three percentage points. I’m very disappointed,” said Sahil Narain, 17, who scored 73.16% in his HSC exams in the commerce stream.
The merit list for the (BMS) course closed at 76%. “I have no choice but to retain my seat for the BA course in my own college in Kandivli.”
At St Andrew’s College, Bandra, the authorities put up lists only for the BCom and Bachelor of Banking and Insurance (BBI) courses.
“Seats for the professional self-financing courses such as BMM and BMS were exhausted by the end of the third merit list,” said Marie Fernandes, principal, St Andrew’s College.
“By the end of Thursday afternoon, we will be done with the entire degree college admission procedure.”
At GN Khalsa College in Matunga, students seemed relieved because the college had put up lists for the BMM and BMS courses.
“The cutoffs did not drop much from the third merit list. There were seats available for all the three streams for the two self-financing courses,” said Pravesh Vishwanathan, coordinator of the BMM and BMS courses at the Matunga College. Students who made it to the fourth list will have to complete their admission formalities by Thursday afternoon.