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Two coveted city colleges report dip in cut-offs to minority quota

Cut-offs for the minority list of two of the coveted junior colleges in the city fell by up to five percentage points compared to last year when the lists were released on Saturday evening.

mumbai Updated: Jun 17, 2012 01:45 IST
Bhavya Dore

Cut-offs for the minority list of two of the coveted junior colleges in the city fell by up to five percentage points compared to last year when the lists were released on Saturday evening.

Minority, in-house and management quota admissions are conducted offline by colleges themselves.

While the St Xavier’s College Arts cut-off for Christian minority students fell from 79.6% last year to 77.4%, the Science cut-off fell from 86.6% last year to 84.18% this year. At Jai Hind College in Churchgate that has a Sindhi minority quota, the Arts cut-off fell from 64.8% to 60%, the Commerce cut-off from 75% to 70% and the Science (general) cut-off fell from 75.2% to 75%.

“The percentage of state board students scoring well dipped this year. That could be one of the reasons for the fall in cutoffs,” said Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind College. “It is very difficult to predict what this means for the general merit list.”

The number of state board candidates from the city scoring 90% and above in Class 10 exams nearly halved, from 14,523 last year to 7,459 this year.

At HR College in Churchgate, all candidates with 80% and above and belonging to the Sindhi minority were given walk-in admissions until Saturday evening, but the college is likely to bring out a merit list next week where the score is likely to fall further.

There are 185 minority-run institutions in the city, which have to complete quota admissions by June 23 and surrender remaining seats to the department, which will then release these seats for the online process.