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Junior Colleges Record Dip in Cut-off Marks

The cut off for Science in Plus Two colleges saw a marginal dip to 91.83 per cent from 92.5 per cent last year, for the first round admissions. A gradual dip in the Science cut off marks has been visible in the past few years.

Published: 03rd July 2014 08:43 AM  |   Last Updated: 03rd July 2014 08:43 AM   |  A+A-

BHUBANESWAR: The cut off for Science in Plus Two colleges saw a marginal dip to 91.83 per cent from 92.5 per cent last year, for the first round admissions. A gradual dip in the Science cut off marks has been visible in the past few years.

This year, the highest cut off marks for Science was recorded at BJB College with 91.83 pc followed by Ravenshaw College with 91.20 pc.

Commerce stream too recorded a marginal dip from 80.33 pc last year to 79.80 pc this year. The highest cut off percentage of 79.80 was recorded at BJB College, followed by Saraswati Bidya Mandir, Neelakantha Nagar, which recorded 76.83 pc.

Only Arts stream witnessed a substantial increase in the cut off percentage from 64.67 last year to 74 pc this year. Krushna Chandra Pipli College recorded the highest cut off percentage in Arts at 74 pc. Whereas, last year BJB College recorded the highest cut off at 64.67 pc. Krushna Chandra Pipli College was followed by Jaleswar Women’s College with 71.50 pc in Arts.

Sources said a change in choice of students towards general education could be one of the reasons for the rise in Arts stream cut-off percentage. More students are now preferring to pursue pure Science courses instead of diploma in engineering, he added.

This year, other than the BJB College, Municipal College, Rourkela and Vikram Deb College, Jeypore have been the most sought after colleges in Commerce and Arts streams respectively.

The demand too has grown manifold. More than 3,550 students applied for BJB College Science stream against the sanctioned strength of 544. Similarly, 1,344 students applied for Commerce stream in Municipal College, Rourkela against a sanctioned strength of 256 seats and 3,155 students applied for Vikram Deb College against a sanctioned strength of 256 seats.

This year, 18 junior colleges did not receive any application in any stream. No enrolment was recorded in 10 colleges in Science stream, six colleges in Commerce stream and two colleges in Arts.



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