Earlier the on-campus colleges were facing a rise in a number of applicants for the various courses offered. Now, the off-campus colleges are also witnessing a rise in a number of applicants due to which there is a sharp rise in cutoffs of these colleges.
Students are now choosing these off-campus colleges which are located in the outskirts of the city as compared to the on-campus colleges. This sharp rise in cutoff's of off-campus colleges are due to increased number of registrations and these off-campus colleges are now keeping up with on-campus colleges as well. Shivaji College cutoff for Physics was 88% in 2013 and 90% in 2014 but jumped to 95% in 2015. At Shayamlal College, the cutoff for English was 85% and 87% in 2013 and 2014, respectively, but jumped to 94% in 2015. At Kalindi College, the cutoff for Commerce was 92% in 2013, 94% in 2014 and in 2015 it was at 95%. Similarly, Physics was at 77%, 90%, and 91% in 2013, 2014 and 2015 respectively.
"Off-campus colleges are no way inferior to on-campus colleges. The infrastructure has improved and the faculty is also good. For the last few years, the difference between cutoffs in on-campus and off-campus colleges is not much. Students can see that the infrastructure has improved. There are as many facilities for sports and extra-curricular activities in off-campus colleges as there are in on-campus colleges," said Anula Maurya, principal, Kalindi College. These off-campus colleges possess the same quality of education and training given to students same as the on-campus colleges and that is the reason there is an increase in the number of applicants. The registrations have jumped to as many five times the total number of seats available in the colleges.
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