With more students scoring high marks in their class 12 board exams, top degree colleges in Bangalore have increased their cutoffs.
The highest cutoffs is for the most sought after courses – BA Hons. and communication studies. The cutoffs have increased from 88 percent last year to 90 percent this year as students score better in class 12 exams. The cutoff for BCom Hons and BCom Professional this year is 89 percent compared to 87 percent last year. Psychology combinations have seen a leap by 4 percent in cutoff and journalism course by 3 percent.
Raghu VN, public relations officer of Mount Carmel College (MCC) told ToI that the cutoffs have been increased because the average for CBSE and ICSE papers seem to have pushed up the scores for many students. “The number of applicants with high score is on the rise and hence, the cutoffs for programmes which are receiving good response are also high. The traditional arts and science programmes also have a cutoff of 75 to 77 percent compared to 70 percent last year,” he said.
Other colleges such as St Joseph’s College are also observing similar trend. Fr Victor Lobo, principal, St Joseph’s College said, “The scores have improved drastically this year. The cutoffs have gone up to 93 to 95 percent in general category for subjects like BCom.” NMKRV is expecting cutoffs to go up by 1-2 percent when the first list is out. “Our journalism-English-psychology course is among the most popular courses and attract students with more than 90 percent marks,” said Snehalatha GN, principal.
College hostels in demand
Colleges observe a growing demand for hostel facilities among Karnataka students. “Parents are worried about the safety of their children and are unsure about hygiene in hostels outside the campus. While the number of outstation students has declined, those who are applying are keen on college hostels, especially in view of the pandemic,” said Prof Vanaja Malathy, admission coordinator, Jyoti Nivas College.
Source: Times of IndiaNews, States