Few High Scorers & New Quota Rules Lead to 6% Drop in Cut-offs at Top Mumbai Colleges

Published: | July 12, 2017
Few High Scorers & New Quota Rules Lead to 6% Drop in Cut-offs at Top Mumbai Colleges
  • Some of the top colleges in Mumbai have recorded up to 6% drop in cut-offs 2017.
  • The colleges reported that the maximum dip in cut-offs was in the commerce field.
  • Change in quota rules and few high scorers in SSC are the reason behind the cut-off drop.

Some of the top colleges in Mumbai have recorded a 6% drop in the first-year junior college (FYJC) cut-offs for the academic session 2017-18. Change in quota rules that prevent the reserved category students from booking general category seats as well as few high scorers in the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) exams 2017 are the reasons behind the cut-off drop.

Various colleges reported that there was a lot of chaos on July 11 as the merit list that was scheduled to be released at 5 pm on July 10 was released at 1 am in the morning. It was also revealed that the colleges were not able to access the merit lists before 11 am on July 11. Reports suggest that the delay was done on the part of the agency handling admissions – Nysa Asia.

The colleges also reported that the maximum dip in cut-offs was in the commerce field. Principal of Narsee Monjee College, Parag Ajagaonkar, said that the drop in cut-offs was due to the change in quota rules as the reserved category students cannot apply for general category seats. Until 2016, students of reserved categories were also allowed to apply for general seats.

Drop in Cut-offs 2017 for Top Mumbai Colleges in different Streams:

Commerce Stream:

Name of the College

Cut-off in 2016

Cut-off in 2017

Narsee Monjee College

94.5%

91.83%

HR College

93.4%.

91.4%

Jai Hind College

91.8%

89.4 %

Mithibai College

91.6%

87.6%

Science Stream:

Name of the College

Cut-off in 2016

Cut-off in 2017

Jai Hind College

90.4%

84.6%

St Xavier’s

91.4%

89.8%

Mithibai College

89.20%

85.17%

Arts Stream:

Name of the College

Cut-off in 2016

Cut-off in 2017

Jai Hind College

91.4%

89.8%

St Xavier’s

94.4%

94%

Mithibai College

87.33%

83.8%

Also Read: Marginal Rise in Cut-Offs at Pune-based Colleges

Principal of Mithibai College, Ashok Wadia, said that the authorities were surprised to see such a huge drop in cut-offs even after 15 to 25 extra marks were awarded to students in the SSC exams for cultural and sporting activities.

Some of the experts reported that few SSC high scorers in 2017 is also one of the reasons why the cut-offs have dropped. In 2017, 10,991 students scored marks between 90% and 95% as compared to 12,523 students in 2016.

Also Read: Second Cut-off List for UG Programmes declared by Ambedkar University

On the other hand, cut-offs at junior college were higher in 2017 as compared to last year. At Thakur Vidya Mandir, science cut-off went up to 93.16% this year, whereas, the cut-off was 89%-90% in 2016.

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