First year junior college: High marks in boards raise cut-offs in Pune colleges
In comparison to the previous year, officials from several prominent junior colleges said that the cut-offs this year have risen by 2 to 5 per centpune Updated: Jul 19, 2018 15:44 IST
With the second merit list for Class 11 first year junior college (FYJC) admissions to be announced on Thursday, city colleges reveal that higher number of students having scored more than 90 per cent in the Class 10 SSC exams this year has caused a slight increase in cut-offs.
In comparison to the previous year, officials from several prominent junior colleges said that the cut-offs this year have risen by 2 to 5 per cent. “Every year, we do get a huge number of applications for FYJC admissions and considering the prominence of our college, our cut-offs are on the higher side. However, this year we have seen a further increase by 2 to 4 per cent, especially because so many students scored above 90 per cent in the class 10 SSC exams in 2018,” said Kanchan Shende, vice-principal, Sir Parashurambhau junior college. While Science had a cut-off of 93.4 per cent (aided) and 92.4 per cent for unaided, Commerce had a 91 per cent cut-off. For Arts (English medium) it came up to 94.4 per cent and Marathi medium was 82.2 per cent.
At Fergusson junior college, another prominent institute in the city, the cut-offs have reached as high as 96 per cent this year. According to Sandhya Deshpande, vice-principal of the college, this was an expected phenomenon.
“With Fergusson junior college being one of the most sought-after institutes, it is bound to have higher cut-offs but the rise in board results sort of indicated this increase. In addition to this, we also had a number of students getting 100 per cent marks across the state, and as we take many students coming from various parts of Maharashtra, the competition is high.”
“Almost 80 per cent seats have been filled in the very first merit list,” said Deshpande, adding that as per the data shared by the college, this year the cut-off for Science is 96.4 per cent , while for Arts it is 96.8 per cent.
Nowrosjee Wadia college is another institute facing the cut-off competition. As compared to 84.36 per cent last year for aided Science in open category, this year the cut-off is 91 per cent (aided) and 89 per cent (unaided). MIT junior college has also seen a rise to 93 per cent (aided) and 91 per cent (unaided) in Science, and 91.60 per cent (aided) and 88.20 per cent (unaided) in Commerce. Last year, aided Commerce had a 67.82 per cent cut-off, while Science had 80.91 per cent cut-off at MIT.
Cut-off numbers in prominent colleges
2017: Science: 93.27% , Arts: 90.73%
2018: Science: 96.4%, Arts: 96.8%
Sir Parashurambhau (SP) Junior College
2017: Science: 88.73%, Arts: 84.60%
2018: Science: 93.4%, Arts: 94.4%
Nowrosjee Wadia College
2017: Science: 84.36%,
2018: Science: 91%
First Published: Jul 19, 2018 15:44 IST