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FYJC: Pune colleges see 1 % dip in cut-offs in second merit list

While 19,088 students cleared first list, 25,676 made the cut in the next

pune Updated: Jul 20, 2018 15:18 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
The admission under the second general merit list began on July 19 and will go on till July 21. (HT PHOTO )

Following a couple of delays, the second merit list of First Year Junior College’s (FYJC), released on Thursday, found one per cent drop in the overall cut-off in the prominent colleges of Pune. A total of 25,676 students were allocated colleges in this round, of which 8,552 students got their first preference.

The slight drop, however, is still restricting students below

90 per cent marks from getting admissions in some of the prominent city colleges. At Fergusson College, the cut-off for Arts stream (aided), under the open category, dropped by one per cent, from 96.8 per cent to 95.8 per cent, however the drop in the cut-off for Science stream was 0.6 per cent, from 96.4 per cent to 98.8 per cent.

The merit list and vacancy details for the same round is available online on According to the officials, the third merit list is expected to be released on July

26, while the vacancy list will be released in July 30.

Talking about the drop, Sandhya Deshpande, vice-principal, Fergusson College, said, “The competition has been hit high, especially because most of our seats, around 80 per cent, were already filled in the first list. Every year, as many students come to study here from outside Pune also, the competition continues to rises.”

This year, L Apte Prashala had the highest cut-off for science stream, with 96.20 per cent.

As per the data shared by the education department, a total of

31,175 students have not received their allocation in this list and will have to wait for the third merit list to come.

According to MD Lawrence, principal of Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce (MMCC), the Bombay high court’s decision to surrender quota seats to minority colleges, might have had its impact on the cut-offs. “This development could have repercussions in the cut-off, as now more students who might have had good marks were not allotted colleges ,” he said.” The admission under the second general merit list began on July 19 and will go on till July 21. A total of 19,088 students had cleared the first list.

First Published: Jul 20, 2018 15:12 IST