Kolkata: After 95% cut-offs, colleges may take tie-breaker route – Times of India

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KOLKATA: Provisional merit lists published by several colleges under Calcutta University indicate that they may have to go for tie-breaker to break the deadlock among applicants who are tied with the same marks in the available seats. Presidency University is set to declare its provisional list on Monday, Jadavpur University will publish the final merit list by Wednesday. The provisional lists have set a stiff cut-off marks target in science and arts subjects above 95%.
Maulana Azad College was among the first on Sunday to publish their provisional merit list. For the 45 seats in the college for physics honours, the student who ranked first has scored 595 (out of 600) while the student ranked 100th on the provisional merit list has scored 577.


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With the first 100 applicants having a difference of only 18 marks, the college is already working with its service-provider on a robust tie-breaker mechanism anticipating many students to be tied with the same marks. In 50 seats for English, the first rank holder has scored 500 (out of 500) and the student with rank 100 has scored 479.
In zoology, for the 40 seats, the student ranked one has scored 498 (out of 500) and the student ranked 100 has scored 482. In microbiology, for 30 seats, the student ranked first has scored 500 and the student in 100th position has scored 482.
Lady Brabourne till the last count on Sunday has received 3,500 admission forms for the 30 English seats. Principal Siuli Sarkar said, “English is among the favourite for students but this year submissions have surpassed that of all previous years. Apart from English, in other subjects like zoology, economics, physics, history and statistics, due to the high form submissions, the cut-offs have also increased compared to earlier years. A huge number of students has scored 97-99%, which will reflect on merit list.” The college published its provisional merit list on Sunday.
Basanti Devi College has published provisional merit list on Sunday giving a clear indication of high cut off — 97-98% — in English, history and statistics. Even in Bengali, the cut-off has soared to 96%. “We have published total provisional list today. After this, we will publish first list, second list according to the seats. This year, cut-off is higher than previous years,” principal Indrila Guha said.
Scottish Church College that published the provisional merit list said they were still analysing the cut-offs when the report was being filed. Bethune College did not immediately give a time-frame to comment on cut-offs.
On Tuesday, St Xavier’s College was the first off the blocks publishing merit list with cut-offs in several subjects are higher than last year by 1.5%-2%.
Asutosh College said, along with the merit list, they will reach out to students online for an assurance that they will apply for the subject, if chosen. This has been planned for subjects that have over 300 applications and have 30 or lesser seats. The college has received 58,000 forms for its 2,700 seats.

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