Up to 60% of BMS seats at prestigious city colleges are filled by non-state boards.

Mumbai University sees 5% applicants from other boards, but enrolment in self-funded courses increases to 60% in some sought-after city colleges . Students from other boards account for about 7% of the total applicants .

Mumbai: Students from other boards are able to enroll in BMS courses at Mumbai University, followed by BCom (Accounting and Finance), BAF, and BMM.While the university sees 5% applicants from other boards, their enrolment in self-funded courses such as BMS increases to even 60% in a few sought-after city colleges.The university also announced the admission schedule for the first time this year, right before the CBSE and ISC results are announced.During the admissions season of 2021-22, students from other boards made up for 60% of the total BMS seats at Jai Hind College.

Around 57% of students attended the BAF program at the college, and nearly 50% of students took other related courses in commerce, such as financial industry, banking, and insurance.In some cases, students got up to 50% of their own money through the science department, excluding self-financed courses under the academy.In the last academic year, the situation was similar at NM College, where over half of the 390 seats in self-financed courses were taken by students from other boards.In 2021-22, almost 50% of students in BMS were from other boards, followed by 40% in BCom (Banking and Insurance) or BBI at HR College, which now hosts HSNC University.

Around 2.4 lakh students from the Maharashtra state board applied for admissions to the school in the 2.6 lakh students who applied for admissions that year.Of the remaining 20,000 people, approximately 6,400 were from CBSE and 1,350 from ISC.The remaining were from other state and national boards in the region.According to a principal, starting the admissions process without these students enrolling would be discriminatory if they get around 50% seats in some of the top colleges.

Although the university has set a deadline for submitting their papers on June 25, the first merit list is set to be published on June 29.However, some self-funded colleges intend to stick to their original strategy, such as by scheduling entrance tests for their courses.These experiments are set to begin on July 3, but a principal said that it will not be possible to publish the cut-off list before it.Although autonomous colleges are allowed to perform their own admissions procedures, the university's circular on schedule should not have included autonomous subjects.

Another principal from a college that does not have an entrance exam hopes that the university changes its admissions policy.We do not believe in increasing our intake capacity each year.We want to make sure that our capacity matches our budget.