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Mumbai University first merit list 2018: Cut-offs up by 1% to 2%; science regains its luster

Science faculty courses witnessed the highest cut-offs this year

College admissions 2018 Updated: Jun 23, 2018 16:10 IST
Musab Qazi
Musab Qazi
Hindustan Times
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Students celebrate their success after HSC Class 12 results were declared on Wednesday.(HT FILE)

Cut-offs for most of degree courses at coveted colleges in the city have increased by 1% to 2%. Colleges affiliated with University of Mumbai (MU) released the first merit lists on Tuesday. Second and third lists will be issued on June 22 and 27.

Science faculty courses witnessed the highest cut-offs this year. Cut-off for BSc increased anywhere between 1% to 5%, with St Xavier’s College posting one of the highest cut-offs for the course (89%) . Similarly, cut-offs for BSc IT and BSc Computer Science in sought-after colleges increased anywhere between 2% and 14%.

On the other hand, cut-offs for commerce courses remained more or less the same this year. Whiles percentage to secure admission to the course dropped in some colleges by 1% or 2%, it increased by a few others by similar margin. Other commerce courses, such as Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), BCom Accounting and Finance (BAF), BCom Banking and Insurance (BBI) and BCom Financial Markets (BFM) witnessed a similar trend.

HR College, Churchgate, registered one of the highest cut-offs for BCom (95%) and BFM (94.6%). Last year, cut-off for the courses were higher. Similarly, NM College, Vile Parle, posted one of the highest cut-offs for BMS and BAF — 95.8%.

The minimum score for Bachelor of Mass Media (BMM), a self-financed course in Arts faculty, increased by 2% on average across top colleges, with Mithibai College, Vile Parle, posting one of the highest cut-offs at 94.2%. The college also recorded one of the highest cut-offs for BA (95.24%). The minimum score for the BA didn’t change much as compared to last year, though it swung 1% to 3% in both the directions in some colleges.

“There must be students whose names will appear in multiple colleges. Most of the in-house Science students secure their admission, before cancelling it to seek admission to professional courses. One has to wait for second and third merit lists to figure out trends,”, said Vidyadhar Joshi, vice principal, VG Vaze College, Mulund.

First Published: Jun 20, 2018 01:24 IST