South Mumbai colleges are no more the first preferences for FYJC students


FYJC (First Year Junior College) is the higher secondary college i.e. 11th and 12th standard, the most important years for students taking any stream; it may be arts, science or commerce.

Looking at the statistics, Mithibai College has emerged as the favourite this year, with the highest number of applications in commerce. The statistics also state that maximum number of students are opting for commerce. It has always been a trend of South Bombay colleges to be the dream college for students but Mithibai College of Vile Parle has taken over in the field of commerce. According to the data available with the Maharashtra Government’s School Education Department, Mithibai College has received approximately 38,000 applications for commerce stream, surpassing other colleges of Mumbai.

Subsequent to this is R.A. Podar College in Matunga with 35,000 applications. Bhavans College of Andheri has received almost 34,000 applicants for .

Only one SoBo College that has nearly received 30,000 applications is Jai Hind College (Churchgate).


Mithibai College principal Rajpal Hande gave a statement saying that his college has a high NAAC grade and an envious infrastructure with air conditioned classrooms. “We are very strict about the attendance and the discipline in the college and parents feel comfortable with our administration,” he added.

In the field of science, vice principal of Ruia College, Urmi Palan, said that they’ve attracted the maximum number of applications because of their pure science courses offered in their college. “We have innumerable options when it comes to Science courses at the degree college level,” she added.

Xavier’s College is still the number one college in the field of Arts and has been showing a tremendous growth and excellent performance since years.

A statement by B B Chavan, Deputy Director of Education, Mumbai, said that the popularity of commerce has been extremely high. “Among the first 20 colleges with maximum applications, most are for commerce. We also have maximum number of seats to offer in the stream. The students usually pick up a college by their name and image that is associated with it for several years,” he said.


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