As the third list for the FYJC 2018 admission came out, more than 5000 students got admission. Now, about 40,000 students will fight for the admission in 11,000 seats in different colleges under Mumbai University. The students were planning to take admission in good colleges but they are facing hurdles as the cutoffs has increased. At Sir Parashurambhau College, the cut-off for Science (unaided) was declared to be 453 in the second round, and it had continued to be so in round three, but for the Arts (Marathi) it has raised from 282 in round two, to 420 in round three.
The same pattern was observed for the merit marks in different streams. The Fergusson College had an overall increase in the cut-offs instead of a fall with the progressing admission procedure. As per the report, the seats for Arts (English) have been completely occupied, and in the Arts (Marathi) stream the cut-off has raised from 365 to 457 in round three. In the Science (aided), it has leaped from 479 to 488.
Addressing the increasing marks of cut off, Teresa David, principal of Lakshmanrao Apte Prashala, stated that the rising trend reflects the incidence of more high scoring students delaying admission confirmation to obtain seats in their desired colleges, thus posing a threat to low scoring students.
As per the report by the Hindustan Times, out of 75,961 who applied for admissions in the FYJC process, only 36,924 students have confirmed admissions so far, leaving 39,037 students still without a college admission. In the latest round, about 17,152 seats were present, out of which only 5,801 students confirmed admissions, which leaves 11,351 seats available for the next round of admissions.