On Thursday university of Mumbai published the second merit list of degree colleges. However, this list is failed to give relaxation to the current year student. That day, revealed some courses cut-offs of the top colleges. The cut-offs are sinking in a very small margin. Mumbai University merit list saw a spike in the cut-off for science courses. The first merit list shows an HSC class 12 percentage recorded a high at 90.66% a significant jump of 4.78% as compared to the last year.
Mumbai University Merit List compare with last year-
Name of the Course and Category and Cut-off-
Cutoff for General Category Students in FY B.A. Stream-93.23%
Cutoff for Cristian Minority Students in FY B.A. Stream-90.31%
Cutoff for Ward of Defence Personel in FY B.A. Stream-88.15%
Cutoff for Special Category (SWD) in FY B.A. Stream-86.46%
Cutoff for Sports Category in FY B.A. Stream-83.84%
Cutoff for General Category Students in FY B.Sc Stream-88.77%
Cutoff for Cristian Minority Students in FY B.Sc Stream-89.54%
Cutoff for Ward of Defence Personel in FY B.Sc Stream-N/A
Cutoff for Special Category (SWD) in FY B.Sc Stream-N/A
Cutoff for Sports Category in FY B.Sc Stream-68.62%
Mumbai Univesity Merit List-
The Mumbai university merit list shows a significant change in cut-offs and admissions. Reportedly in the first merit list of St.xaviers College which is declared on Monday revealed 98% cut off for BA which creates a new benchmark. In the second merit list cut off dipping only 0.31% as compared to the first merit list. Due to the high margins of cut-offs, only a few seats left in St Xavier College, Mumbai. This same scenario is seen as other colleges too. The difference between first and second merit list of BA was just 0.33% in Churchgate’s Jai Hind College. Whereas at Ramnarain Ruia College the second merit list cut sinking just 1.4% of BA degree. This is the condition B.A degree. Moreover, B.Com, B.SC cut off is more than B.A.
The cut off for BSc (IT), based on mathematics was 94 in St Xavier’s College. The B.sc cut-off of the Jai Hind College increase from 70 percentage to 75.08 percentage. The Cut –off for B.sc Computer Science and B.sc Microbiology in Mithibai College was 84.40 Percentage and 88.60 percentages respectively. This percentage is slightly greater than the last year. Reportedly, the percentage almost up by 9.5 and 5 percentage from the previous year. The poor performance of state board or Higher secondary and also for so many quotas most of the state board students can’t get good colleges.
The worldwide lockdown due to the corona Virus pandemic has started in the last week of March this ongoing year. People stuck at home. The government strictly said the gathering is not allowed. On the account of these situations, there has been a delay in conducting many entrance exams such as- National Eligibility cum Entrance Test, Joint Entrance Examination and Common Entrance Test of engineering, pharmacy, and medicine, Common Law Admission Test, etc. This might be a reason many students apply for the normal degree courses, especially as a backup. Also, some of the general colleges offered a new type of course such as B.sc in IT. The general awareness and word-of-mouth may also have helped the course settle among students.
How the NEET, JEE and MHCET effect on the Mumbai University Merit List-
Currently, in this scenario, students have no clarity about the admission to the professional courses or any other vocational courses. The admission for engineering and some other courses are not started yet. In this ongoing year JEE-Main, JEE-Advance (for National Institute of Technologies and Indian Institute of Technology engineering courses.) are maybe conducted in the upcoming September. AIIMs are not taken any exam solely. NEET the exam for medical aspirants is also delayed. This national exam maybe also conducted in September. However, the decision has not come. It has been challenged I the Supreme Court. MHCET(common entrance test for engineering, law, and pharmacy courses in the state of Maharashtra) date is not published yes. Reportedly that is the reason behind the high rising of cut-off. If the admission of these courses has started then might be seen some withdrawal of students from the general colleges. In that case, some more students can allow taking admission instead of their places.
Whereas, some of the private universities take admission to start their online classes.
Some of the colleges closed their admission after the Mumbai University merit list which is published on Monday. FYBA announced they closed their admission because of no vacant seats there. Some of the Aspirants hoping for the third Mumbai University merit list will be published. But now they are disappointed after knowing top colleges such as Jai Hind, Ramnarain Ruia, and St Xavier’s closed for admissions in arts. Although Mithibai and D G Ruparel dripping their scores marginally.
This Corona Virus pandemic not only affects our economic sector also affects our educational system. Students should be used to with online study system. Because all our studies are now shifted in the online method. Hopefully, this situation will recover soon. All the students can get back to their schools and colleges.
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