Written byAyushi Chamoli
Colleges affiliated to the Mumbai University recently released their first cut-off lists for the undergraduate courses.
This year a marginal increase has been recorded in the cut-offs of the colleges in the city compared to the previous years.
Also, this year, more students from CBSE, ICSE and IGCSE have made it through the cut-off as against students from state board schools.
While talking to The Hindu, Hemlata Bagla, the Principal of Kishanchand Chellaram College, said that while a marginal increase was recorded for the traditional courses, Bachelor in Financial Management and Bachelor in Banking and Insurance saw an increase of 1-2%.
She further said that cut-offs for Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor in Mass Media at the college went up by 2% and 3% respectively.
Moreover, cut-offs for the commerce stream courses have also spiked.
Like, HR college has recorded 1% hike for B.Com. Its principal, Parag Thakkar, highlighted that the hike is the result of the marks scored by the students in their qualifying examination.
"There are hardly any students from the state board. They will have to wait for a second list to get admission," Thakkar added.
Now coming to the courses the students are choosing - Statistics and Mathematics courses are clear favorites. As per reports, the demand for them has almost doubled.
Dr. Pradnya Prabhu, the Principal of KJ Somaiya, Vidyavihar, said, "Students also seem to have an inclination towards basic sciences."
Separately, the number of applications received dropped from 2.8 lakh in 2018 to 2.6 lakh in 2019.
To check the cut-off list, students can visit the official websites of the respective colleges.
Document verification and payment of application fee for all the students, who cleared the first cut-off, is scheduled from June 18 to June 20.
Meanwhile, others will have to wait for the second and third lists, which are expected to come out on June 20 and 24 respectively.
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