Most City College of Mumbai University has declared their second merit list for degree admissions and it is seen that cut-off scores have dropped from the first merit list. However, in subsequent lists, the competition is expected to get tougher according to the colleges.
At St. Xavier’s College, the cut-off score for BA has dropped marginally to 91.67 per cent from 92 per cent. For B.Sc. Biotech, the cut-off score has dropped to 68 per cent from 77.5 per cent at RD National College and for B.Com., the cut-off has dropped to 64 per cent from 71 per cent.
For the BA course, the cut-off at Ruia College has dropped to 88.67 per cent from 89.33 and for B.Sc. Biotech, the cut-off score has dropped to 89.67 per cent from 92 per cent. The cut-off is expected to go up again once the CBSE and ICSE results are out.
The colleges state that there is confusion among students regarding admissions as many students have missed out on filling forms at individual colleges after filing the university enrollment form. This has resulted in a lesser number of applications this year.
Autonomous colleges in the city have been running their separate admission procedure which is not in line with the admission schedule declared by Mumbai University. For non-autonomous colleges too, students have been confused with the procedure as for degree admissions in colleges, students will have to apply to the individual college of their choice separately for each of the courses they wish to apply.
The students who are left out of the admissions due to confusion will give rise to an increased number of applications for the upcoming admission rounds. Few city colleges anticipate a lesser number of seats for ICSE and CBSE students as there are no seats reserved for non-state board students. The seats are currently open and by the time the results are declared, there will only be fewer seats available.