With more students getting good grades this year, the thresholds for earnings lists in some of the city’s top colleges have increased. Mount Carmel College (MCC), for example, saw a 2 to 4% increase in cutoff scores across streams.
The highest cutoff points in the first list of services apply to the most sought-after courses – communication studies and BA courses – which achieved 90% compared to 88% in the previous year. The cutoff for BCom Hons and BCom Professional reached 89% compared to 87% in the previous year. While combinations of psychology jumped 4% (to 84%), journalism courses rose 3% (to 80%).
“The cutoffs have increased because the composite average for CBSE and ISC papers appears to have increased scores for many students. The number of students with good grades is increasing. The thresholds for new programs that have been well received are high. Even the traditional arts and science programs have a limit of 75-77% compared to 70% last year, ”said Raghu VN, PR officer at MCC.
St. Joseph’s College shows a similar trend. “Compared to last year, the cutoffs increased this year, reaching 93-95% in the general category for topics like BCom. The results this time were good and the results improved tremendously,” said Father Victor Lobo, headmaster.
The NMKRV College for Women said cutoffs are expected to increase 1-2% when the first list is released. “We have noticed a change in the pattern of points and the cutoffs are expected to increase by 1-2%. Our Journalism-English Psychology course and BCom are among the most popular and attract over 90% of students, ”said Snehalatha GN, school principal.
HN Meera, director of Seshadripuram College, said she expected the thresholds to be around 80% like last year.