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First merit list for MU colleges out; cut-offs see minor surge

Most eligible students from CBSE, ICSE; self-financed courses gain popularity

The first cut-off list for degree colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) on Monday saw a minor surge in some colleges, while it remained the same in others. According to academicians, students from the CBSE and ICSE boards have made it to the list easily, with their results having improved this year.

Following the schedule issued by Mumbai University (MU), aided and autonomous colleges rolled out the first merit list for admissions to various degree courses from Arts, Science and Commerce streams at 5 p.m. on Monday.

Hemlata Bagla, principal of Kishanchand Chellaram College, said cut-offs for the traditional courses have seen a minor spike, while courses such as Bachelor in Financial Management and Bachelor in Banking and Insurance have a seen a hike of 1% to 2% in their cut-offs.

B.A, B.M.M. see hike

“While the cut-offs for Bachelor of Arts have gone up to 93% in our college as against 91% last year, Bachelor in Mass Media cut-offs have seen a spike of 3% too. Bachelor of Commerce (B.Com) and self-financed courses have also been picking up,” she said.

The Commerce stream retained its cut-offs. In HR College B.Com saw a jump of 1%.

“The cut-off is dependent on the scores of all the boards put together. Our first list has a majority of students from boards other than HSC. Students should not be disappointed, as the second and third merit lists are yet to be put up,” Parag Thakkar, principal, HR College said.

In Ramnarain Ruia Autonomous College, more in-house students have applied for Arts, while outsiders have staked claim to a chunk of seats for Science. “We have received more forms than last year . Arts has seen more demand from our own students. Unaided courses on the other hand are purely on merit,” Dr. Anushree Lokur, principal of the college, said.

While many students continue to prefer traditional courses, experts said subjects such as Statistics are also gaining momentum.

“We are seeing a trend in the city towards Statistics and Mathematics. Their demand seems to have doubled this year. Students also seem to have an inclination towards basic sciences,” Dr. Pradnya Prabhu, principal, Somaiya Vidyavihar, said.

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