More students scores above 90%, FYJC admission 2020-2021 get tougher

More students scores above 90%, FYJC admission 2020-2021 get tougher

FYJC Admission List 2020 - Admissions to first-year junior colleges (FYJCs) get tougher year-after-year, this year also, principals said, students are likely to face a stiffer competition to get into a college of their choice, as many more students across all the boards have scored in the 90-95% range.

Marie Fernandes, principal of St Andrew’s College, Bandra said “The competition keeps getting tougher every year, and it won’t be any different this year. The cut-offs may go higher than last year and it is likely that more students will be vying for the same seat, especially in top colleges.”

Principals feel students opting for quota admissions too, will face a tougher competition.

Parag Ajgaonkar, principal, NM College, Vile Parle said, “Generally, the rise in overall marks directly affects the cut-offs for general as well as minority quota admissions, and it will be a similar situation this year too. Status will be known once admissions to minority and management quota seats begin.”

While most Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools in the city earlier highlighted that the number of students who scored 95% and above was much higher as compared to 2019, the Maharashtra state board too, saw a surge in the high-scorers.

This year 83,262 SSC students from SSC board managed to score 90% and above this year, of which 14,756 are from Mumbai alone.

Mumbai divisional board received around 1.85 lakh applications from students for the general admission round in 2019. While nearly 1.68 lakh were from the state board, the second highest number of applicants (7,881) belonged to the ICSE board.

With ICSE students scoring big every year, experts said that the state education department needs to come up with a solution for state board students.

The cut-offs at HR College as well as KC College saw a rise from 92% and 88.6% respectively to 92.4% and 90.2% in the commerce stream. In the arts stream, St Xavier’s College closed its first list at 94%, a dip of 0.20% from 2018, while Ramnarain Ruia College and DG Ruparel College, with cut-offs at 92.6% and 86.2% respectively, with a marginal increase. Prominent colleges saw a clear decline in the cut-off marks for the science stream. The fyjc first merit list 2020 schedule will be released soon.