FYJC admissions: Cut-offs drop in 4th round after colleges surrender vacant seats
The education officials met on Monday to decide whether special rounds need to be held for leftover studentmumbai Updated: Aug 08, 2017 00:06 IST
The cut-offs for first-year junior college admissions (FYC) fell marginally in the fourth round after the colleges surrendered seats reserved for the minority, in-house and management quota.
Although students were allotted seats in the fourth round on Saturday, they were unable to see the cut-offs across colleges as the merit list was yet to be uploaded on Monday.
Overall arts and commerce cut-offs remained almost identical to the ones in the third merit list in the most reputable colleges. While those for science fell by 3% to 5%.
HR College, Churchgate, which did not have any vacant seats in the third round, closed its admissions at 88.2% in this round. The college surrendered 20 seats from minority quota. “We had reserved a few for minority students. The department had informed us that we can surrender these seats after each round,” said principal Parag Thakkar.
At VG Vaze College, Mulund, arts cut-off witnessed a drastic fall of more than 20%, from 85.8% to 62%. The dip was comparatively marginal across other colleges. At St Xavier’s College, it fell by just a point from 93.5% to 93.4%. In Mithibai College, Vile Parle, closed admissions for arts stream at 83.5%. While at KJ Somaiya, Vidyavihar, St Andrew’s College, Bandra, and KC, Churchgate, it remained almost the same as the previous lists.
On the other hand, science cut-offs dropped significantly owing to less demand this year. Pace College, Andheri, closed at 47. 2% from 75.4%. Ramniwas Ruia came down to 88.4% from 89% in the previous list. A few colleges, including Ruparel and Vaze did not have a fourth list as all the seats were filled in third round.
The education officials met on Monday to decide whether special rounds need to be held for leftover students. “We will announce the schedule for the rounds on Tuesday,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.
So far, out of 2.3 lakh students who applied for FYJC admissions, 45, 103 are admitted at the college-level, in the quota seats-minority, management, and in-house, while 1.32 lakh had secured admissions through the online process till the third round.
Meanwhile, many colleges have already begun classes for FYJC sections, even though the department had asked them to hold lectures after August 8. “We cannot wait for the admission process to end, it’s already August and we need to complete the portion for the first term,” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle, which reopened on August 3.