Admission Fiasco - FY merit lists out today!

Aditi AlurkarUpdated: Wednesday, June 29, 2022, 01:44 PM IST
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Mumbai: The CBSE and ISC students are hanging in the balance as Mumbai Colleges release the FY merit list today. Even though CBSE and ISC results have not yet been announced, all colleges affiliated with Mumbai University have been instructed to start admissions for undergraduate colleges.

However, autonomous colleges in the city are still allowed complete jurisdiction over their admission process. Taking advantage of this flexibility, the Mithibai College(autonomous) in Mumbai has decided to hold onto its merit lists, unlike many others.

“Being an autonomous college we have control over our admission process. While in previous years we coordinated with other colleges to maintain a smooth flowing admission season, this time the decision seems unethical,” said Principal Dr. Krutika Desai.

This step was taken to ensure that the academic year would start according to the schedule as per Mumbai University. “The academic year cannot start without CBSE and ISC students, even if only 5 enroll. One cannot deprive them of the right to education in a good college,” added Principal Desai.

Various other autonomous colleges have chosen to release a merit list according to Mumbai University’s schedule. According to Dr. Rajendra Shinde, the Principal of St. Xavier’s College(autonomous), “The first merit list for FY admissions will be accessible to students today. We have reserved a certain amount of seats for CBSE and ISC students to ensure that the admission process is not unfair.”

Other autonomous institutions such as Ramnarain Ruia College will also release their merit lists with BA cutoff at 89.33 and Bsc cutoff at 74%.

Both K.C. College and H.R. College of Commerce and Economics, which are affiliated with the HSNC University, have already released their first merit lists. “Though the merit lists are out, we will reserve 30-35% of the seats for CBSE and ISC students,” said KC College Principal Dr. Hemlata Bagla.

K.C. College closed their first merit list for B.M.S.(commerce) at 95.33%, B.F.M. at 94.17% and B.Com at 93%.

The Narsee Monjee College will also hold off the admissions till mid-July according to Principal Dr. Parag Ajagaonkar. “Though the inhouse B.com admissions are done, we will conduct the general B.com admission along with our self-financed courses later in July.”

Contending this suggestion from the university Principal Kurtika Desai said, “Who knows how many CBSE and ISC students will be taking admission this year. There’s a good chance we might fall short of seats for them or end up with too many empty seats.”

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