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Mumbai University: Admission cut-offs raised by up to 8 percent

August 10, 2020

The first merit list for admissions to Mumbai’s degree colleges were announced on Thursday. While cut-offs in some colleges rose by up to 8 percent, it dropped by 4-9 percent in few others colleges. Commerce and allied courses in top colleges saw a marginal rise in cut-offs and stayed out of reach for several 90 percent scorers, with a few even closing their first list above 95 percent.

With admissions to professional courses such as engineering and medicine on hold, colleges also saw higher cut-offs in courses such as BSc-IT, computer science and biotechnology. Although, the Covid-19 pandemic may not have impacted admission choices of students, many principals said, students, who had planned to go outside Mumbai may have opted for city colleges. The total registrations also saw more than 25 percent rise this year.

The first merit list for admissions to the city’s degree colleges was a mixed bag for arts and science aspirants while cutoffs for commerce saw a marginal rise in top-rung colleges.

First-list admissions to FYBA at Mithibai and KC colleges closed at 96 percent, Jai Hind at 95.7 percent and Ramnarain Ruia College at 95.6 percent.  At St Xavier’s College, the cut-off in arts for non-HSC board was 98.6 percent while for the state board it was at 92 percent.

Meanwhile, at D G Ruparel College, it dropped to 88.6 percent from 98 percent last year. At Kelkar-Vaze College, the cut-off for arts fell to 86 percent from 90.8 percent and at Wilson College, the entry score jumped to 93.6 percent from 85 percent last year.

At N M College, most courses closed above 95-96 percent in the first list and the cut-off for B.Com or BAF was at 96.2 percent, Jai Hind College at 95.4 percent; Mithibai at 95 percent.

Source: Times of India

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