Students gear up for mission admission. Sanchayan Bhattacharjee reports on how the cut offs are going to affect the admission process this year.
The Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results declared on Tuesday showed a marked improvement for students in the city as well as the state. Having successfully crossed the first hurdle of scoring good marks, scores of students are eagerly waiting to overcome the other — of seeking admission to a course and college of their choice.
The online application process is set to begin from June 18 to 25. The next day, June 26, is sloted for students to make corrections to their application forms. This year 11,509 students scored over 90 per cent this year as compared to 9,500 in 2013.
There is no doubt that the competition to secure a seat in the college and course of choice is going to be tough. “Students have been scoring well with each passing year. Such remarkable results are definitely going to affect cut offs,” said Sunil Mantri, principal, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics. Principals across the city seem to agree with Mantri. Madhavi Pethe, principal, ML Dahanukar College of Commerce seconds Mantri. “Our merit lists generally closes at the 89-90 per cent for the open category. Considering the results this year, won’t be surprising to see them rise by about two per cent.”
However there are varied opinions about how this admission season is going to fare. Tushar Desai, principal, DG Ruparel College feels that the cut offs will depend on the choice of students as well. “It will depend on whether there is a rush for a particular stream. There is no fixed pattern for predicting this choice,” he said.
Despite the predicted increase in cut offs students need not panic. There is has been an increase in the number of first year junior college seats in the city as compared to 2013. There are now 38,559 for arts, 1,180 more than last year. Similarly, for science and commerce seats the seats have gone up to 84,216 and 16,0947 respectively.
(i) First merit list: July 2
(ii) Second merit: July 9
(iii) Third and final merit list: July 15
* All merit lists will be declared at 5 pm
* Visit www.fyjc.org.in/mumbai for details
* Dates for payement of fees: For (i) July 3, 4 and 5; for (ii) July 10-11; for (iii) July 16-17