This year there was low pass percentage in the results of class 10th. Despite this, Schools noticed more and more people rushing towards science admissions this year. In comparision to the last year, there is a rise of 20 to 25% in the number of applications.
Coupled with low results, the merit percentage were also higher by 3-5% for outside students. The result of HSC this year was higher. This could be the reason and also with semester system being introduced for class XII, the students were lured to get admission.
Officials in the education department said as the first merit list was declared on Saturday, many schools closed their admission for outside students at over 85%, which was higher than last year.
The most sought-after colleges had no room for outside students with below 90%. Also, as soon as the list was declared, many students ensured that the fee was paid immediately and the admission was secured on day one itself.
Officials said the second merit list will be declared on June 10.
According to the principal of St.Xavier’s High school Fr Fernand Durai, The number of students seeking admission in science has increased by over 100 students as compared to last year. This is probably because of improvement in science score in class X that has boosted their confidence.
There is an increase of about 22-25 percent in the students opting for Science stream as compared to previous year. Earlier, only students with high percentage wanted to get admission in science but this year even a mediocre students with 60-70 percent aspire to choose Science as they feel that the stream offers more career avenues than commerce and arts says Indrani Banerjee, principal of H.B.Kapadia.