A day after the declaration of the second merit list, several city colleges said on Friday that they had filled up all the seats in the coveted professional courses.
With the increased demand for the self-financing professional courses such as Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM) and Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), principals were doubtful if there would even be seats remaining for a third merit list.
“In spite of there being a second day (June 25) allotted for the confirmation of admissions, all seats for the professional courses were filled up on Friday itself,” said Kirti Narain, principal, Jai Hind College, Churchgate.
“Thus, the lists for BMM and BMS have closed, while for
vanilla courses such as BCom and BSc, we will have a third list,
after confirming the withdrawals.”
In St Xavier’s College, Dhobi Talao, there were vacancies available only in the minority quota. “All students who made it to the first merit list in the open category confirmed their seats,” said Madhuri Raijada, BMM coordinator, St Xavier’s College.
Thus, there is no room for a third merit list for the self-financing courses in the college.
Even at HR College, Churchgate, authorities claimed that so far, all the seats available for BCom have been taken and there were very few seats left for the professional courses. “However, in case of withdrawals from the BCom course, we might put up a third list on June 27,” said Rekha Bahadur, vice-principal, HR College.
The situation is similar at St Andrew’s College, Bandra.
“BMS is the most popular course this year, closely followed by BMM. This year, a large number of students from the commerce stream have taken admission to both the courses,” said Marie Fernandes, principal of St Andrew’s College.