The first cut-off list for admissions to FYJC, supposed to be displayed today, may be delayed. The education department has asked city colleges to follow the 'percentile formulation' pattern before declaring the first cutoff list.
Dr VI Katchi, principal, Bhavan's College, Andheri, said they have received 15,000 applications and will display their cutoff list by 4.30 am today.
"Apart from applications submitted physically, we have received many online applications. But data submitted by the students online is not appropriate, so it will be difficult for us to display the list early in the day," Dr Katchi said.
Kirti Narain, Jai Hind College principal, added, "It's extra workload because of last minute circulars sent by the education department. College staff will have to wait till late evening to meet the deadline of 3 pm."
Hinduja College vice principal Jayesh Patel echoed Narian's views. "We have been collecting forms till 5 pm, and our staff started calculations only after that. God knows how we will display the list so early," said Patel.
He said the new pattern of 'percentile formulation' is one reason for delay.
It has been introduced by the state government to remove disparity between SSC, CBSE and ICSE students. The latter two categories score better than SSC students because of a difference of the marking system. Colleges have to compile the percentage of all students following the percentile formula.
The education department has removed the average percentage of all three boards, by calculating the top 10 scores of each board called as (A). For ICSE board, it has given average percentage A as 97.80% , for CBSE students the average percentage is 97.74% and for SSC students it is 96.12%.
Colleges will have to follow the formula P= 100 X M/(A)
M= total percentage of student score
A= average percentage compiled by board, calculating top 10 scores of all three boards