Due to the ongoing heavy downpour, the admission process for the third merit list of Mumbai First Year Junior Colleges (FYJC) has been extended till August 7, minister for school education Ashish Shelar announced on Monday. While the merit list was released on August 1, the deadline was August 5, which was earlier extended to August 6, 2019. Education Minister Ashish Shelar tweeted, saying, “Due to continuous rains in all parts of Maharashtra the date of confirming junior college admission for 3rd merit list is further postponed by 1 day. The admissions will now continue upto 7th August (5 pm). No admissions will be done on 5th August 2019.
This year, the cut-offs registered a slight dip in the popular city colleges. The dip in Science streams was more than that for Arts and Commerce courses. While the cut-off for Arts and Commerce in the city’s preferred colleges remained in the 85-90 per cent bracket, cut-offs for Science were 70-90 per cent. Of 1,08,554 vacant seats for the third round of FYJC admissions, 50,636 students have been allotted seats. Of the 50,636 students, 15,544 students were allotted colleges from their first preference. For Arts, St Xavier’s College in Fort had the highest cut off (94 per cent), followed by Ruia College in Matunga (92 per cent) and KC College, Churchgate (88.60 per cent). For commerce, the highest cut -off was in VG Vaze-Kelkar College, Mulund (91.60 per cent), followed by HR College, Church-gate (91.40 per cent) and NM College, Vile Parle (90 per cent).