FYJC: 1,043 students left without a seat, fourth list on Monday
Of the 2.2 lakh applicants, 41,918 were allotted seats in the third merit list and the rest in the previous listsmumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2016 01:19 IST
Cut-offs for first year junior college (FYJC) admissions dipped marginally in the third merit list declared on Tuesday, but aspirants can take heart as the state’s education department will announce a fourth merit list on July 18.
Although only three admission rounds were scheduled earlier, the core-committee for admissions — comprising officials and principals — decided in a meeting on Tuesday to hold an additional round for the benefit of 1,043 students who have not been allotted a seat and those eligible for betterment option.
Of the 2.2 lakh applicants, 41,918 were allotted seats in the third merit list and the rest in the previous lists. Around 1,228 students were not allotted seats in either of the lists. Among them, the department found 185 students took admissions offline under the minority, in-house and management quotas.
“Another round was needed as many students are left without a seat and this year, admissions in the general category will be done online only,” said BB Chavan, deputy directorate of education, Mumbai region.
In the third list, cut-offs for arts and commerce remained largely unchanged from the previous list as high scores continued to flock there. Science stream dipped by 8% to 10% compared to the second list.
At St Xavier’s College, Fort, the cut-off for the Arts stream closed at 94%, while that of the Science stream dipped marginally from 90.2% to 89.2%.
Similarly, at Ruia College, Matunga, the cut-off for the Arts stream decreased by a few points from 91.4% to 91.2% and that of the Science stream from 92.6% from 92.8%.
In the Commerce stream, the cut-off at NM College, Vile Parle, dipped slightly to 92.2% from 92.6% earlier. HR College, Churchgate, fell to 92.4% from 92.6%, while that at RA Podar, Matunga, dipped to 90.6% from 91.4%.
The Science stream saw the maximum drop with the cut-off at Pace Junior Science College, Andheri, falling to 79.2% from 89.4% in the second list and 93.2% from the first list. The cut-off at Jai Hind College, Churchgate, fell by nearly seven percentage points-from 89.8% to 82.8%. It was 90.6% in the first list.
Principals attributed the difference in cut-offs to low scorers opting for the Science stream. “Usually, our integrated course cut-offs close at 90%, but this year, a lot of students from special categories such as SC and ST opted for our college and this brought down the cut-offs,” said Kawal Gupta, manager, Pace Junior Science College.