Wednesday 8 January 2014

BSc IT Eligibility and Merits - Mumbai University

This post will discuss about Mumbai Universities BSc IT degree course and address information about eligibility requirements for this course, selection merits for admission and other related information.

Minimum Educational Qualification

BSc in IT can either be done by completing 12th standard or by completing post SSC diploma or post HSC diploma.

After 12th Standard

After Science

Science student can apply for BSc IT course given that they have studied mathematics / statistics as one of subject in 12th standard. If you have opted out math for other subject like psychology or geography then you cannot take admission.

After Commerce

BSc is Bachelor degree in Science but if you have studied commerce till 12th standard but had Mathematics or Statistics as one of your curriculum subject then you can also apply for this course along with science students.

After Diploma

Diploma student can directly get admission in 2nd year of BSc IT degree course but in order to qualify for this course diploma must have completed through university mentioned stream. For more information about university approved streams read general acceptability criterion for diploma candidates and official eligibility circular of Mumbai University linked in later part of this post.

Eligibility Criteria

These are mandatory criterion for all candidates and have been effective since 16th July 2007 and have not been revised till today's date.

Eligibility after 12th Standard

Following are the requirements for candidates who have completed HSC (12th Standard).

  1. Minimum Ten Years of School and Two Years of High School from deemed (approved) university or board.
  2. Mathematics or Statistics as a curriculum subject in 12th Standard.
  3. Passed with minimum aggregate marks in 12th Standard as stated below which is according to caste category of candidate.
    Open Category (General Category)
    Aggregate marks must be greater than or equal to 45%.
    Reserved Categories
    Aggregate marks must be greater than or equal to 40%.

Note: Some colleges may keep minimum 50% marks in mathematics or other additional eligibility criterion.

Eligibility after Diploma

Following are the requirements for candidates who have completed 3 years of diploma after SSC.

  1. Candidate must have completed (passed) 3 years of Polytechnic diploma successfully from recognized body of technical education.
  2. Candidate must have completed diploma from university approved stream.
  3. Diploma candidate must also secure minimum aggregate marks as stated below.
    Open Category
    Minimum 45% aggregate Marks
    Reserved Categories
    Minimum 40% aggregate Marks

Diploma candidate will directly get enrolled in second year of Bsc IT course.

Note: The same conditions are applicable for post HSC (12th Standard) diploma candidates as those of post SSC (10th Standard) candidates.

Admission Merits

Unlike any other course BSc IT candidates are not selected based on aggregate marks rather selection is done on the basis of marks secured in Mathematics.

Each college has different number of available seats for course and have different cut off marks. Cut off marks refer to the minimum number of marks in order to get admission from available seats. Cut off marks mainly depend upon what is current competition for course and may vary each year. Unlike engineering there is no additional entrance test such as CET to get admitted.


  1. minimum number required in mathematics to get admission in BSc in IT

    1. Minimum 50% in Mathematics for regular admission. (Not Management Quota)
      Merit basis will be marks obtained in Mathematics and not aggregate percentage.
      But you must have minimum 45% aggregate in order to become eligible for admission process.

  2. best bsc it colleges in mumbai?

  3. For bscit do they consider aggregate marks or only maths marks ?????

    1. As I have replied to above comment earlier.

      "Minimum 50% in Mathematics for regular admission. (Not Management Quota)
      Merit basis will be marks obtained in Mathematics and not aggregate percentage."

  4. I am from gujarat . can I get admission if I have not got mathematics?

  5. No you cannot get admitted without pursuing mathmatics .

    1. I am from Gujarat Completed my Diploma with 8.9 CGPA, How can i Apply For Bsc IT in Mumbai.

    2. Get in touch with college admission department before course year begins.

  6. I have got 68 marks in mathematics will I be able to get any college for bsc it? ?? Plz reply

    1. I am not sure out of how many marks you scored 68 but you must secure Minimum 50 percentage marks in Mathematics in oeder to become eligible.

  7. I got 46.76% in boards And 37 mark in maths can i get admission in bsc it or bsc cs

    1. I am not fully aware about BSc CS eligibility but I think it's more lenient than BSc IT. You can expect to get admission in some college.