GUWAHATI, June 8 � With the declaration of HSLC and Higher Secondary results, the big question before the candidates is to get admission in a college of their choice. Whereas those with higher percentages can easily make it to the premiere institutions, others might have to hit the cut-off roadblock.
The HS and degree candidates are now in a frantic form-filling spree in different colleges considering the cut-off rider in the premiere institutions of the State. Most of the institutions grant admission on the basis of merit filling the available seats and no cut-off limit is given in advance. Some institutions, however, set up a lower-benchmark, below which, a student is not asked to apply.
The HS results this year have once again made it clear that there would be tough competition to secure seats in premiere institutions. Last year, the HS 1st year cut off percentage in the day shift (Science stream), in Cotton College was 87 per cent for general students, while the same was 83 and 82 pc respectively for the OBC and Schedule Caste students. For Schedule Tribe (Plain) it was 78 pc and for ST (Hills) it was 57 pc in the day shift.
For evening shift (Science) in 2013, the general category students needed at least 84 pc marks and OBC cut-off was 81 pc. The SC, ST (P) and ST(H) was 73, 80 and 57 pc respectively. In Arts 75 pc was the cut off for general students, 68 pc for the OBC whereas 62 pc was the last limit for SC candidates. The cut off limit for ST (P) and ST(H) was 67 pc and 58 pc respectively.
The meritorious students willing to be in the Cotton College would compete for approximately 500 seats in Science and 150 seats in Arts streams. The college has also announced the admission dates which is June 12 and 13 for Science and June 16 for Arts. Studying in the Gauhati Commerce College is a dream for students who want to pursue a career in Commerce. The GCC has notified in advance that students having below 45 per cent marks need not apply. In 2013, the general candidates securing 71 pc and above got seats in the GCC, whereas the cut-off limit for SC applicants was 60 pc. The cut off marks for ST (H) and ST (P) was 51.66 pc and 48.83 respectively. For 450 seats in the HS 1st year, the date of admission is June 18.
The KC Das Commerce College, which secured three positions in the HS results this year, is another favourite institution among the Commerce students. According to the college Principal Homeshwar Kalita, the college is receiving overwhelming response from the students this year.
Last year, the first day of form distribution recorded 900 entries, but, this year 1552 forms were collected by the students on the very first day. The college has different cut-off percentage for SEBA and CBSE candidates.
The college has 75 seats for CBSE and 225 seats SEBA candidates. The HS admission would be held on June 19 in the college.