| Youths purchase admission forms at BN College in Patna on Tuesday. Picture by Nagendra Kumar Singh |
Patna, June 7: Students rushed to the city colleges today to collect admission forms but most of them were confused, as none of the colleges had declared the cut-off marks.
Sudhanshu Bharti, who cleared his Intermediate from RP College, Bihta, with 67 per cent marks, wants to study mathematics in graduation. He went to BN College to purchase admission forms but found no one to tell him about the cut-off marks required.
He said: “I plan to do my graduation in mathematics but I am confused if I will get admission with the marks I have secured.”
Sanjeev Raj, another student who got 70 per cent in the Intermediate, said it would be helpful for students if the average cut-off marks were provided on the admission forms.
Sources said last year the cut-off marks in science subjects for students of the general category was more than 80 per cent.
Cut-off marks in Patna Science College — considered to be one of the best institutions for science in eastern India — was around 82 per cent last year.
Sources said the cut-off marks would be the same in both the colleges this year, too.
Confusions aside, the purchase of forms at most of the colleges picked up pace today.
M.N. Sinha, the principal in-charge of BN College, said: “The sale of admission forms has picked up. It is expected to increase after the Intermediate humanities results are published on June 10.”
In Patna Science College, around 500 forms have been sold so far.
Kashinath, the principal of the college, said: “The merit list will be prepared on the basis of the number of forms sold, and the marks of the applicants.”
A large number of students had also gathered at Magadh Mahila College to collect forms for degree courses in science, commerce and humanities.
“There are only 200 seats in B Com but 900 girls have applied. Last year, the cut-off was 65 per cent. But this year it will be higher,” said Bharti Bagchi, the co-ordinator of the commerce department.
Deepa Kumari, a passout of Patna Central School, who had turned up at Patna Women’s College to purchase an admission form, said: “I have little hope of getting admission in this college as a large number of students have applied for the B Com course. There are only 100 seats available.”