With a cut-off of 95.63% in the science stream, Father Agnel Multipurpose School and Junior College in Vashi had the highest cut-off across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region according to data from the education department.
The first merit list for online admissions to junior colleges was declared on Wednesday.
The cut-off at the Vashi school was higher than the cut-offs at some of the most sought-after city colleges such as Ruia, Ruparel and Sathaye. The second highest cut-off was at Motilal Hargovindas School and Junior College in Thane with 95.6%. Sathaye College was in third place with a cut-off of 94%.
“We have very few seats, and there is a lot of demand,” said Kulwinder Kaul Malhi, junior college coordinator at Father Agnel. “At our junior college, we take care of every child.”
Data from the sports department also shows that the maximum beneficiaries of the 25 marks policy were from Thane (965) and Raigad (464), perhaps resulting in a larger pool of high scorers in these areas.
At the other end of the spectrum were colleges with no cut-off, where not a single student was allotted in the first round for some streams. There were 20 such colleges including Chembur Vidya Niketan Junior College in Chembur and Dnyanjot Junior College in Kharghar.
“No student would have given these colleges as their preference, hence they remained vacant for the first round,” said SR Chouhan, deputy director of education for MMR. Officials said most of these were likely to be for the arts stream.
Some students complained of minor problems in the admission process. For instance, there some cases where students from the open category were allotted quota seats.
A few other students had problems securing provisional admission because they had not printed their application form.