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Mumbai University releases final merit list for degree college admissions, cut-offs rise

Results had been on hold, as MU awaited the Supreme Court verdict on reservation of seats.

mumbai Updated: Jul 19, 2018 01:17 IST
Musab Qazi
Musab Qazi
Hindustan Times
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The coveted degree colleges in the city, by and large, have witnessed a slight increase in cut-offs for various courses, compared to last year.(HT File)

The coveted degree colleges in the city, by and large, have witnessed a slight increase in cut-offs for various courses, compared to last year. On Wednesday, colleges affiliated to the University of Mumbai (MU) displayed the third and final merit list for the admissions, which had been on hold for over a month.

Science faculty courses - BSc, BSc Computer Science (CS) and BSc Information Technology - recorded some of the highest jumps in cut-offs. At KC College, the admissions for BSc closed at 55.08%, 5% more than last year, while the closing score for BSc CS at Ruparel College increased from the last year’s 63.08% to 72.15%. The final cut-off for these courses at Ruia College rose by 2.48% and 3.08% respectively.

BCom was an exception to this trend of an increase in cut-offs, with most of the colleges closing admissions to the course at a lower score compared to last year. While the cut-off for BCom at HR College and NM college dropped by 2%, it dipped by more than 5% at Ruparel College.

The closing scores for all the other courses saw little variation. Compared to the second merit list, the cut-offs at the sought-after colleges, by and large, didn’t drop by more than a couple of percentage points. The only exception to this trend was BSc, which witnessed a steeper decrease in cut-off at most of the colleges.

Xavier’s College recorded one of the highest cut-offs for BSc (83.23%) and BSc IT (86 marks in Mathematics). At Mithibai College, the admission to BA courses closed at 93%, one of the highest in the city. NM College recorded one of the highest closing scores - 91.6% - for BCom.

The delay in announcement of results came as the state government and University of Mumbai (MU) awaited the Supreme Court’s verdict on the reservation of seats for students from socially weaker sections in minority-run institutes in Maharashtra. The SC earlier this month upheld the HC verdict, stating that reservation was not necessary for minority-run degree colleges.

First Published: Jul 19, 2018 01:17 IST