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Students get into college of choice

Vrutti Merchant (15) was dejected when she realised that the second general merit list for junior college admissions, which was declared on Thursday, was wrong.

mumbai Updated: Aug 21, 2010 02:00 IST
Yashshri Soman

Vrutti Merchant (15) was dejected when she realised that the second general merit list for junior college admissions, which was declared on Thursday, was wrong. But Merchant, who scored 94 per cent, in the Class 10 SSC exam, was relieved to see her name on the list at DG Ruparel College on Friday morning.

“I prayed very hard that I would not fall off the list. Thank God I made it,” said Merchant who secured provisional admission in the science stream at Ruparel on Friday, which was her first preference. “I wanted it as it is close to my place and I will save a lot of travel time.”

The second general list was important for students who wanted to get into colleges of their preference. With such high cut-offs in the first list, students who scored above 90 per cent managed to get into colleges that were their third or fourth preference. So, all hopes were pinned on the second list.

Sheetal Manerkar (16), who scored 93.92 per cent, could not believe that she had just managed to make it to the science stream at DG Ruparel College. The Dadar resident had secured provisional admission at Kirti College at Dadar, which was her third preference, after the first general list. “I made it to Ruparel which is my dream college,” said Manerkar.

Some were left disappointed. Alifiya Lakdawala (15), who scored 83.5 per cent, secured provisional admission at MMK College at Bandra after the first list. Her name did not appear in the second list at NM College or Mithibai College, at Vile Parle, which were her preferred colleges.