Arts cut-offs rise in FYJC Minority Quota Merit List 2020

Arts cut-offs rise in FYJC Minority Quota Merit List 2020

Many prominent minority colleges in the city have released the fyjc first merit list 2020 for admissions under the minority quota for first-year junior college (FYJC) on Saturday.

Arts is a popular choice among top scorers this year as colleges recorded a considerably high cut-off for the arts stream as compared to science and commerce. Arts stream cut off for Christian minority students went up from 84% in 2019 to 85% this year at St Xavier’s College in Fort. The Science stream cut-off at the St. Xavier's college saw a marginal dip as compared to 2019.

The cut-off for arts went up from 75.8% in 2019 to 78.8% this year at Bandra’s St Andrews College and the science stream cut-off increased from 74.4% last year to 80.4% this year. Commerce stream cut-off, saw a marginal dip of less than 1%.

Marie Fernandes, principal, St Andrews College said, “The demand for arts has increased amongst top scorers over the last few years. We are, however, surprised to see an increase in the science stream and a marginal dip in the commerce stream which was known to be popular for several years.”

A few other minority colleges will also release their 11th admission org in first merit list for the minority quota in the coming days. Mithibai College in Vile Parle has released its first list for the Gujarati quota on August 17.

This year, there will be a zero-contact admission process for FYJC, because of the current Covid-19 situation. As a result, admissions under various quotas like management, in-house and minority are to be completed at the junior college level by August 22. Officials in the state education department said that to make the process of zero round (quota admissions) simple, student data has been shared with junior colleges.