FYJC Online Admission 2018: 1.2 lakh Students Allotted Seats, Cut-offs Higher
FYJC first round of seat allotment was completed on July 5 when the mumbai/pune.11thadmission.net merit list was released at 11 AM and 1.2 lakh applicants were allotted seats in junior colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. A high number of top scorers has made the cut-offs get sky high at many reputed junior colleges in the city.
The last year the cut-offs dropped significantly, but in year, they have increased at many colleges. One of the Principals of a Junior college said, "The competition is big, and as expected, the number of high scorers (between 80 and 100 per cent) is much more as compared to last year". Tushar Desai, principal of Ruparel College in Matunga said, “The cut-off moves up and down year by year and it depends on how the aspirants have scored and how many top scorers are applying to a particular college. The competition is stiffer this year.” At Ruparel College Matunga, the Arts cut-off is 86 per cent — a rise of 3.2 per cent from previous year. The Commerce cut-off risen to 89.6 per cent from 87.57 per cent in 2017.
This year, a total of 16,462 students have scored 90 per cent and above, which is really much higher than last year’s 13,575 students. 74,377 of the 2.03 lakh applicants have scored above 80 per cent, which means that those scoring below 80 Per cent might just not be able to make it to the top junior colleges.
If you carry out an analysis of the cut-offs at reputed junior colleges, it shows cut-offs are high in the Arts and Commerce streams for many colleges, they have seen a rise by 2-3 %age. Mithibai College at Vile Parle has seen a high rise in cut-offs. Arts cut-off in Mithibai College increased from 83.8 per cent last year to 87.2 per cent this year and increased from 87.6 per cent last year to 90.3 per cent this year for Commerce. The Science cut-off at Mithibai is high at 88.4 per cent. Rajpal Hande, principal of Mithibai said, “There is an increase in cut-offs by 3-4 per cent from last year and it was expected. Many high scorers are looking for admissions at Mithibai due to its reputation and the autonomous status, and thus making the cut-offs high".
Onf of the favorites for Arts stream, at St Xavier’s College, Dhobi Talao, the cut-off is almost the same as last year at 94.2 per cent. For admission into Arts stream in KC College Churchgate, minimum marks required in the first round are 425 and at Jai Hind, the cut off for Arts is 449 marks.
Around 60 per cent of the total 2.03 lakh applicants have been allotted seats in the first fyjc centralized admission round 1. Of these, 35,787 were allotted seats in colleges they had marked as their first preference. These students must confirm their admissions from 6th to 9th July or they would lose their seat in the subsequent rounds. They will be taken in only at the last round.