Mumbai: The candidates seeking admission in junior college seats under minority quota had got a chance to rejoice on Thursday, as most colleges quota cut-offs increased by up to 2% in comparison to last year.
As persources, the online merit list will be issued by next week, while some of the colleges have already issued their first merit lists for the minority category.
Ashok Wadia, Principal of Jai Hind College stated that the cut-offs seem to be improving, but not drastically. While our cut-offs for the commerce and science streams remained similar to last year, the arts cut-off rises by 5%. He also said that the cut-off for Science, Commerce and Arts stream were 75%, 70% and 65% respectively, at Jai Hind college.
As per sources, the St Andrew's College had witnessed the same cut-offs for traditional courses as of last year, with the maximum applications for the bifocal subjects. Marie Fernandes, Principal mentioned that they have started offering IT as a subject in all three streams, so maximum applications have come for the same and cut-offs, too, have rose. The cut-offs in this college for bifocals (IT) in Science, Commerce and Arts streams were 87.45%, 82.73% and 78.80%, respectively.
As per sources, other colleges including St Xavier's and Khalsa, are going to issue their first minority quota list on Friday.