Hop cities for a suitable seat, admissions are on

Infographic credit: Times of India

By Nasr ul Hadi, Pragya Kaushika & Samyukta Maindarkar | TNN

New Delhi: Admissions in Delhi University have not yet started and you are still biting your nails over whether you will make it or not. But elsewhere in the country, the admission season has already begun, and what’s more, the cut-offs are not quite as high as back home.

A B Gosavi, principal of Modern College, Pune, sums up Delhi’s post-class XII dilemma with: “Our college has never had too many students from Delhi, but the last few years have seen their numbers increase hugely. Business administration and computer application are the most popular courses among undergraduates from Delhi, as also foreign language studies and biotech courses. Medicine and engineering of course are the eternal favourites.”

This year, some colleges have introduced online applications, which will make the admission process easier for trans-city aspirants.

According to Mamata Ray, principal, Presidency College,, Kolkata: “We will launch our admissions portal for online submission of forms on June 1. Applications will be accepted on www.presidencyadmission.net till June 14.” Authorities say with admissions based on entrance test performance, for which cutoffs get as low as 60%, it’s an open field.

Bangalore’s Sri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College offers a variety of vocational options. According to the principal, N Sunder Rajan: “Combinations like microbiology or biotechnology with chemistry and zoology are available in quite a few colleges, but we deal primarily with the vocational aspect of these subjects. Another favourite combination is communicative English with psychology and journalism. Cut-offs vary according to streams.”

While in Maharashtra, the senior secondary results have not been declared and admissions are yet to begin, admissions in some southern cities are already drawing to a close.

Says Father Ambrose Pinto, principal, St Joseph’s College,, Bangalore: “Our admissions will close by June 6. Though 50% of the college seats are for minorities, students with 60-70% have a fair chance to secure admission.”


A V College of Arts Science and Commerce, Hyderabad
Seats: 450 (Science) | Cut-off: 65%
Bhavan’s New Science College, Hyderabad
Seats: 247 (Science) | Cut-off: 50%
St Ann’s College, Hyderabad
Seats: 120 (Science) | Cut-off: 60%

Symbiosis International Cultural Centre’s Arts and Commerce College, Pune
Seats: 120 (Arts) and 720 (Commerce) | Cut-off: 75-80%
Fergusson College, Pune
Seats: 360 (Arts) and 600 (Science) | Cut-off: 70-77%
Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce, Pune
Seats: 120 (Commerce) | Cut-off: 83.6%

St Xavier’s College, Ahmedabad
Seats: 260 (Arts) and 260 (Science) | Cut-off: 45-60%

Lady Brabourne College, Kolkata
Seats: 220 (Arts) 300 (Science) | Cut-off: 65-70%
Presidency College, Kolkata
Seats: 245 (Arts) and 270 (Science) | Cut-off: 70%
St Xavier’s College, Kolkata
Seats: 200 (Arts), 700 (Commerce) and 550 (Science) | Cut-off: 88%

Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Seats: 1,133 (Commerce) | Cut-off: 83%
R A Poddar College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai
Seats: 840 (Commerce) | Cut-off: 78%
Elphistone College, Mumbai
Seats: 120 (Arts), 360 (Commerce) and 360 (Science) | Cut-off: 70-85%
K J Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Mumbai
Seats: 200 (Arts) | Cut-off: 70%
St Xavier’s College, Mumbai
Seats: 400 (Arts), 240 (Commerce) and 360 (Science) | Cut-off: 80-85%

Jyoti Nivas College, Bangalore
Seats: 500 (Arts) | Cut-off: 55%
Mount Carmel College, Bangalore
Seats: 300 (Arts), 300 (Commerce) and 800 (Science) | Cut-off: 50-75%
St Joseph’s College, Bangalore
Seats |300 (Arts) and 604 (Science) | Cut-off: 50%

Ethiraj College for Women, Chennai
Seats: 488 (Arts), 618 (Commerce) and 50 (Science) | Cut-off: 65-75%
Loyola College, Chennai
Seats: 712 (Arts) 492 (Commerce) and 770 (Science) | Cut-off: 60-80%
Presidency College, Chennai
Seats: 780 (Arts), 40 (Commerce) and 350 (Science) | Cut-off: 70-90%
Queen Mary’s College, Chennai
Seats: 225 (Arts) | Cut-off: 50%
Stella Maris College, Chennai
Seats: 355 (Arts), 280 (Commerce) and 426 (Science) | Cut-off: 70-98.5%

Cut-off percentages given above are average figures across three streams

*Originally printed in The Times of India’s Delhi edition on May 29, 2007, in the Times City section