Posted On Thursday, August 05, 2010 at 11:06:13 PM
Science Laxmanrao Apte
(For unaided: 92.73)
Jaihind College, Pimpri
Fergusson College: 94.20
(For unaided: 92.60)
S P College 92.36
NMV High School 92.18
Modern College 92.18
S M Choksey High School: 92.04
Garware college 91.09
Wadia College 88
Commerce BMCC: 92
S M Choksey High School: 80.73
S P College: 79.64
Wadia College: 78.55
Arts Fergusson College: 88
S P College: 65
The merit list for admissions for Class XI was declared on Thursday. The actual admissions will begin in city colleges from Friday. Interest-ingly, just 28 students of the non-SSC board have opted for the option of Best of Five to seek admission in the Science stream.
The Centralised Admission Procedure (CAP) for Class XI is in its last phase now and students can see the list of colleges online on www.punenet.net and www.dydepune.com.
For this year, a total of 44,017 students were eligible for admissions, out of which a major chunk is opting for the Science stream. At least 20,018 students have opted for Science.
CAP commitee chairman and deputy director of education, Sunil Magar, said, “We are in a position to give admission to all those who have applied. The seat allotment is 100 per cent. But students should not insist on getting admission in the college for which they have shown first pref-erence.”
Best of Five
The state government-proposed Best of Five system was challenged in the Bombay High Court by ICSE students and they got justice from Su-preme Court, as ICSE students were also allowed to get the Best of Five option to calculate their marks for merit.
But it was as per their wish. Generally, there is a rush for Science stream due to cut-throat competition among students to get into reputed colleges. But in Pune, it seems the Best of Five had almost no effect.
Out of the 287 students from ICSE/CBSE boards who wished to get admission for Science, 28 availed of the Best of Five scheme. For Commerce, out of 50 students who applied, only eight went for Best of Five. And for Bifocal, out of 168 only 26 students chose the option.
A total of 372 students from the ICSE board applied under CAP. The CAP committee was not in a position to provide bifurcation of other board students in the whole procedure for now.
Highest cut off for Apte Prashala
This year also Laxmanrao Apte Prashala, a junior college on Apte Road, got the cream of the talent. Admissions for the Science stream closed at 96.36 per cent for Open category.
The unaided divisions of Apte college posted a cut-off percentage of 92.73. Jaihind College of Pimpri posted 94.55 per cent cut-off, followed closely by Fergusson College with 94.20 per cent.
There are 8,040 seats for Arts in Marathi medium. Only 1,446 students applied for the stream and all of them secured admissions. But 6,594 seats in Marathi medium will remain vacant this year.
That means 83 per cent seats will remain vacant, which might result in an imbalance in the num-ber of teachers for the stream. Arts (English) has got 3,200 seats available. Only 714 students out of the overall total 44,017 applied for the