FYJC Cut off List 2016 increase by 2% due to rise in 90%-plus scorers and in-house quota
Many city college principals think as the number of students who scored 90 per cent and above have grown this year and there are fewer seats in many colleges due to the newly-introduced in-house quota system, it would be a tough competition for seats in top colleges of the city.
A total of 51,281 students across the state of Maharashtra have scored 90 per cent and above this year as compared to 48,583 students who scored it last year. Pune saw an increase of 3593 students who crossed the coveted club of 90%, the number rise to 9,431 students from 5,838 students in 2015.
There is an increase in cut-off’s this year, think college Principals because of the fact many students have scored 90% and above as well as because of the newly introduced in-house quota norm with the inclusion of the junior colleges run by the same parent organisation but may not necessarily situated on the same campus as high school, this has led to pool of seats in open category come down drastically. Many top colleges like Fergusson College, Abasaheb Garware College, Modern College, SP college and more have newly-approved in-house quota seats from this year.
Leela Mali Joshi, vice-principal of Fergusson College said, “Think a college had 1,000 seats until last year and as now due to the in house quota starting this year, 200 seats are reserved for in-house students automatically. This points out to only 800 seats vacant for outside students and among these 50 per cent seats are reserved for different categories. This is definitely lead to a tough competition for the left out seats as seats for students in open categories have dropped considerably this year in many colleges".
Jyoti Gaikwad, vice-principal of MMCC College said “As the number of students with 90% and above has increased a lot more this year, it would be natural for these students to compete only for the top colleges of the city. The sports category have been reintroduced this year and good amount of students qualified for marks under it has led to a rise in individual scores. The big rise in top scorers along with reduced seats, cut offs for open students will be at least two per cent higher this year.”
The cut-offs in other colleges will not be much different as compared to previous years. Students would naturally get attracted to the top colleges because of their infrastructure and other facilities, the government must also understand upgrading basic facilities at smaller junior colleges. Part 2 of the forms for fyjc admission 2016 allows students to fill in their percentages and select list of choice for junior colleges are open until June 17.
Rajendra Zunjarrao, principal of Modern College said, “At least 8,000 seats in Pune for junior colleges are left vacant every year, and students go to technical and post SSC diploma courses. As Parents seems no confidence or simply no confidence in teaching staff and they are not satisfied with the infrastructure at junior colleges is the reason why students keep queuing up only for a few colleges. We should not blame these junior colleges alone as there would be little to no source for generating funds as they do not have senior college wings attached to them. CAP committee should think of a minimum standard and make sure all colleges get to meet it by the govt. financial support in aiding them. Thus the race for top colleges and pressure over cut-offs will come down.