Crowded ner­vous 90s will mul­ti­ply anx­i­ety

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CHANDI­GARH: Col­lege ad­mis­sion cut-offs look set to shoot through the roof this year, as the num­ber of Class 12 stu­dents with a score of 90% has nearly dou­bled in the city.

While last year the num­ber was round 400, it has neared 700 this year. More than 400 of these stu­dents be­long to the city’s 23 pri­vate schools and the 37 gov­ern­ment schools have 160 such stu­dents, many of whom have a 100% score in more than one sub­ject.

Lead­ing the charts, Bha­van Vidyalaya in Sec­tor 27 has got more than 90 stu­dents in the bracket, while SD Public School, Sec­tor 32, has 85; and Vivek High School and Sa­cred Heart School have over 40 each. Mount Carmel and DPS also have over 20 stu­dents each with a score above 90%.

To make the com­pe­ti­tion tougher, there will be a large num­ber of stu­dents from out­side the city too, es­pe­cially those from Haryana and Pun­jab who come to the cap­i­tal town for com­merce and non-med­i­cal streams. In fact last year, stu­dents from Delhi had also ap­proached the city af­ter the cut-offs in the na­tional cap­i­tal touched 100%.

Of the most sought cour­ses, B.Com in SD Col­lege, Sec­tor 32, had a cut-off of 94% in the first coun­sel­ing. In Gov­ern­ment Col­lege, Sec­tor 11, last year those with 90% and above were given seats in first coun­sel­ing.

MCM DAV’s last year’s cut­off in B.Com was 94.4%, while in DAV-10, B.Com seats went to those with 85% or above. At Guru Gobind Singh Khalsa Col­lege, Sec­tor 26, the cut-off was 80%. Meena Prab­hakar, prin­ci­pal, SD Col­lege-32 agrees that the com­pe­ti­tion would be harder. “Since we are the first choice of stu­dents not only from the city but also from the neigh­bor­ing states, there is once again go­ing to be cut-throat com­pe­ti­tion. I just hope all those who de­serve to be in the col­lege get ad­mis­sion.”

She had some ad­vice for those who have got less than 90%: “If you do not get ad­mis­sion in the col­lege of your choice, don’t be de­pressed.”

Ashok Nanda, prin­ci­pal of DAV Col­lege, Sec­tor 10, said, “The ever-ris­ing num­ber of stu­dents with high score is a trend we have to be pre­pared for. And I do not see this sky­rock­et­ing cut­off per­cent­age de­crease in the near fu­ture.”


Girls with the prospec­tus at MCM DAV-36.

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