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FYJC admissions: Expect higher cut-offs for Commerce, Arts in second list in Mumbai

Mumbai city news: Only a handful of Commerce and Arts seats are available in Mumbai’s top 10 colleges during the second round

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2017 00:39 IST
Puja Pednekar
Puja Pednekar
Hindustan Times
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Comparatively, the Science stream will be easier to get into as there are more seats available. Cut-offs for science could fall to 75% to 80% even in the top colleges, said principals. (Representational pic)

The first year junior college (FYJC) seats available in coveted colleges may remain beyond the reach of students scoring in 80s and 70s in the second merit list, which will be declared on Thursday, said college heads. Applicants and colleges are worried whether the second list will be out on time, especially considering the delays in the announcing the first merit list.

Only a handful of Commerce and Arts seats are available in Mumbai’s top 10 colleges during the second round. This indicates that cut-offs have not fallen drastically for both these streams.

Comparatively, the Science stream will be easier to get into as there are more seats available. Cut-offs for science could fall to 75% to 80% even in the top colleges, said principals.

At Jai Hind College, Churchgate, only 175 seats are available for the upcoming rounds. But majority of them are in the Science stream. “We are surprised that science did not find many takers in the first list,” said Ashok Wadia, principal of the college.

Similarly, a majority of seats at the city’s most coveted colleges, especially in the Commerce stream, have already been claimed. At HR College, Churchgate, only 22 seats remain in the Commerce stream, while RA Podar, Matunga, has only four seats available for the next rounds. ML Dahanukar, Vile Parle, has eight seats in general category.

Some of the colleges are training their staff to handle parents and students in case the second merit list is delayed. Chaos had ensued in colleges on July 12, after the first list was delayed by more than 18 hours. Though students were allotted seats past midnight, colleges could not access the list till afternoon.

“We have informed our staff to come prepared for a similar situation in case the second list gets delayed,” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle. She also asked students not to panic in case of delays.

First Published: Jul 19, 2017 00:39 IST