said that they had received almost 21000 applications across all courses this year, including the forms sold across the counter, downloaded forms and online forms.
The college currently offers 10 courses across various disciplines such as English, economics, physics, chemistry, mathematics, history etc. There has been only a marginal drop in the number of forms which were sold and received this year at the prestigious college.
Mathew said that the college received 1200 forms on Monday which was the last day for submission. "However, the course that has received the highest number of applications is yet to be ascertained," he said.
College authorities have now begun to segregate the forms according to the courses and decide the cutoff percentage on the basis of the marks scored by the aspirants.
Mathew further informed that the list of candidates who will be selected for interviews will be uploaded on the college website on June 16 along with the cutoff list for the current academic session.
He stated that students will not be rejected on the basis of unavailability of hostel accommodation at the college.
The forms will be screened on the basis of the marks scored by candidates in their class 12 examinations as well as the statement of purpose that every candidate had to submit along with the form.
The tutor of admissions further stated that because the cutoffs have always seen an upwards trend, 60% of the forms will be rejected as students will fall short of the cutoff by several percentage points. Another reason Mathew alleged for this was that students who had scored marks in 70s and 80s also apply to the college.