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Higher Education

Third list cut-offs in 90s, top colleges may close admissions tomorrow

PUBLISH DATE 2nd July 2017

Classes Likely To Start This Week

With just a handful of seats left after the second list, the cut-offs released on Saturday brought little cheer to students aspiring to join the top city colleges. For, the third list saw cut-offs go down by just a few percentage points.

With the 90-plus club being large, those scoring below that saw little respite in the fresh list. While some colleges had closed admission by the end of the second list, principals of a few other colleges said that just a handful of seats were available after the third list. Admissions were likely to end so on in many colleges and they may not have to put out a fourth list. In fact, St Xavier's College, Fort, did not have to release a third list.

The high demand for popular courses resulted in a marginal dip in the cut-offs, college heads said. One of the most sought-after courses, BAF closed at 93.69% and 95% in HR and NM colleges. Even allied courses such as BMS and BFM closed at 93% for most top colleges, crashing the hopes of many applicants. “Students were expecting a large drop in cut-offs, but that didn't happen,“ said Parag Thakkar, vice principal of HR College.

Even arts courses are fil led with students who scored over 90%. For instance, Mithibai College closed admissions for BA with a cut-off of 94.4% in the second list. Explaining this demand, Hemlata Bagla, in-charge principal, KC Colle ge, said, “Students nowadays are fascinated about literature and psychology , making BA as popular as BMS.“

Traditional commerce course such as BCom have left the aspirants in dismay with cut-offs witnessing a minimal dip of 0.5-1%. Science courses gave provided some relief with major fall in percentages.

With most colleges filling their seats by the third list, the academic session is bound to start next week. Some colleges like Xavier's would be starting as early as Monday . Even though some cross cancellation of seats are expected, most colleges have decided to close their admissions by Monday .