3% rise in cut-off of FYJC third merit list in city, lesser in arts stream

01st August, 2018

Thane: The third merit list for admissions to the first year junior college (FYJC) declared on Tuesday morning showed a rise of around three per cent in the cut-off, particularly for the science and commerce streams in coveted city-based colleges.

The cut-off for the commerce stream at Satish Pradhan Dnyansadhana College increased by 2.5 per cent whereas a rise of 1.8 per cent in the same stream was witnessed at Joshi-Bedekar College of Arts and Commerce. The cut-off in the science field of B N Bandodkar College of Science went up from 90.20 per cent to 91.40 per cent in the open category.

Experts attribute the increase to the delay in the announcement of the merit list due to the recent high court directive over quota seats, which in turn gave the aspirants extra time to change their college priority list. Dinesh Joshi, a member of the Centralized Admission Process Committee, said, “Although the high court directive delayed the entire admission process by almost a week, it seems to have given students an ample amount of time to edit and re-edit their preference lists. The students have made an informed decision and have taken full advantage of the extra time, pushing the cut offs higher. Overall around three per cent rise has been witnessed across all streams but lesser so in the arts field.” While some may still be awaiting a seat, a few colleges have already begun the academic year claiming that 75 per cent of their seats are already filled.


Source : timesofindia.indiatimes.com