Around 51,176 students were allotted a seat in the second merit list for online admission to First Year Junior Colleges (FYJC), with the release of cut-offs on Sunday evening. Though cut-offs have dropped across all streams, more than 8, 491 students are yet to secure a seat.
The dip was marginal in the science and commerce streams, but was high in the arts stream with cutoffs dipping by 4% to 8% in some of the coveted colleges.
At DG Ruparel College, Matunga, cut-offs dropped from 89.90% in the first list to 81.45%, while they fell from from 77.82% to 73.45% at Mithibai College, Vile Parle. In colleges such as St Xavier’s College, Fort, there was a marginal dip from 91.81% to 91.45%.
“The first list had seen a surge in the arts cut-offs this year as high scorers had opted for it. They must have secured admission in the first list, so the cutoffs have dipped now,’’ said principal Marie Fernandes, St Andrew’s College, Bandra, where the Arts cut-off dropped from 71.64% to 48.73%.
The demand for the commerce stream was high even in the second list, as the cut-offs dipped by barely one percent.
At RA Podar College, Matunga, the cut-offs fell from 92.36% in the first list to 91.63%, at HR College, Churchgate, from 91.09% to 90.54% and at ML Dahanukar College, Vile Parle, from 91.81% to 90.54%.
The science stream saw a drop of less than 2%.
It fell by 1.6% in Sathaye College, from 94.72% to 93.09% and by 2% in St Xavier’s from 90.72% to 88.6%.
But the dip was slight in other colleges such as Ruia College, Matunga where it fell from 93.63% to 93.4% and from 93.63% to 93.4% at Ruparel College.
‘’I have not yet been allotted any college, I am scared about the third list, I want admission in to a good commerce college,’’ said an FYJC aspirant who secured 57%.
College principals say very few seats will be left for the third round of admissions, expected on July 5. “It is very likely that all our seats will get filled up in this (second) round and we may not have a third list,” said Fernandes.