60% of FYJC Students opt for Commerce Stream
More than 60% or 1.4 lakh of the 2.3 lakh first-year junior college (FYJC) students have applied for commerce stream seats this time. Arts stream, inspite of its popularity, received over 19,000 applications. FYJC students till June 25 selected a stream and up to 10 colleges for the fyjc first merit list 2018 scheduled to be released on July 5. Students are now waiting for the fyjc general merit list 2018, which ranks all students.
As per the deputy director of education’s office data, Mumbai commerce stream applications make up a total of 1.4 lakh. The department has received 66,976 applications for 94,770 seats in the science stream. Only 1,490 students opted for the HSC vocational stream, which had a total of 6,340 seats.
Parag Ajagaonkar, principal, N M College, Vile Parle said, Commerce has been “hugely popular” for years. “A good number of opportunities are available for students via commerce stream as Mumbai is the financial capital. If a student takes up commerce, it helps students for a lot of professional degrees such as chartered accountancy, BAF, MBA, and many more.
The number of students opting for Arts are 19,459, it seems low but it is rather improving. Ashok Wadia, principal, Jai Hind College, Churchgate said, “The popularity for the Arts stream has increased but it also varies from college to college. Students opting for arts have a career stream in their mind and are sure about it. Hence, their numbers are fewer.”
FYJC Cutoffs 2018 continue to be high at a few reputed junior colleges. For FYJC Online Admission 2018, the total seats have risen by almost 9,000 from 2017.