Cut-offs drop by 2-4% for science, remain same for arts and commerce
The second merit list has been a boon for science students,
but a bane for others. The science students hoping to get into the second merit
list for admission to FYJC were in for a surprise, as cut-offs in top city colleges,
which were riding sky high, plummeted by 2% to 4% in the list declared on Monday
However, students interested in pursuing commerce were disappointed as cut-offs
dropped by only a few decimal points in the top commerce colleges in the city.
So far, with the two bifocal merit lists and two general merit lists more than 92%
students have already been allocated seats. Nearly 88,163 students were allotted
a seat in the second merit list. While 51,282 students were given fresh allotments,
around 36,000 students received betterment option, which provided them with seats
in their preferred choice of colleges.
Shruti Yadav, who scored 92% in her SSC, was exhilarated as she got a seat in Jai
Hind College, Churchgate. "Despite scoring in the 90s, I was disappointed when I
did not get a seat in any good college. But I am happy that now I got betterment
choice to my third preference," she said.
KC College, Churchgate, witnessed an astounding 4% drop in their cut-offs, compared
to the previous list. The first merit list had closed at 94.36%, but the second
came down to 90.36%. In DG Ruparel College, Matunga, one of the most sought after
colleges for science in the city, the cut-offs dropped by 2% from 95.63% in the
first general merit list to 93.63% in the second one. Similarly, in SIES College
of Arts and Science, Sion, the cut-offs dropped from 94.36% to 92.72%.
"The first merit list had depressingly high cut-offs, but this list has showed a
healthy drop in the cut-offs. It's a beacon of hope for students who have scored
below 90%, and the cut-offs will certainly drop further in the third list as well,"
said Tushar Desai, principal of DG Ruparel college.
The commerce students, however, were not as lucky. In HR College of Commerce, Churchgate,
the cut-off dropped by only a few decimal points from 91.85% to 91.4%. It was a
similar story at NM College, Vile Parle, where the second list closed at 93%, only
a .85% difference compared to the first list.
"The cut-off hasn't come down significantly in the list that was declared on Monday.
I am guessing that there will hardly be seats available from the reputed colleges
of the city for the last round allotments," said Sunil Mantri, principal, NM College.
Sanket Raikar, who scored 87%, said that he is keeping his fingers crossed
to get into a better college in the third list. "I thought that scoring above 85%
would easily get me a seat in the top commerce colleges," he said.
Courtesy: DNA India