Barangay Ginebra showed why it is the defending Governors’ Cup champion even as San Miguel Beer remained on track in its quest for a second Grand Slam in the Philippine Basketball Association.The Gin Kings bounced back from a thorough beating from the Beermen early last week with an 89-82 decision of the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters Saturday to secure at least a tie for a top four slot going into the final week of elimination of the season-ending eliminations.ADVERTISEMENT With their eighth win in 10 games, the Kings, who again moved ahead of the (7-2) Meralco Bolts, the 2016 runners-up, can now afford to drop their last game against the TNT KaTropa this Saturday and still contend for a slot among the top four finishers that will earn a twice-to-beat bonus in the quarterfinals.After their 107-103 decision of the Kings last Sunday where they led by as much as 26 points, the Beermen struggled past the winless but suddenly tigerish Kia Picanto, 118-112, in last Saturday’s first game before forging a tie with the Katropa at 6-3.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutWhile Terrence Watson proved an able third import replacement for SMB with 28 points and 17 rebounds against the Kings, coach Leo Austria turned to his crack all-Filipino crew, led by the 6-foot-10 June Mar Fajardo in the second half, to pin a 10th straight loss on tailender Kia.Fajardo unloaded 22 points in the final quarter to finish with 41 points on top of 17 rebounds. Import Geron Johnson led Kia with 42. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients The quarterfinal pairings pit No. 1 against No. 8, No. 2 against No. 7, No. 3 against No. 6 and No. 4 against No. 5.It will be the survivors of the 1-8 and 3-6 matches and the 2-7 and 4-5 duels that will collide in the best-of-five semifinals. The finals is a best-of-seven series. MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games LATEST STORIES BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad View comments Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president So forges semis duel with Ding Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City The Beermen next take on the 2-8 Phoenix Fuel Masters this Wednesday hoping to match the seven wins of Meralco and NLEX and boost their top four bid. But getting No. 8 won’t be easy with no less than the Bolts facing the Beermen in their final game this Sunday.NLEX (7-3) is also up against a tough final foe this Sunday in Star (5-3), which can still finish with eight wins like TNT and SMB with a sweep of its last three games.The Hotshots were battling the Katropa at presstime then face the Picanto on Friday before meeting the Road Warriors.Blackwater (4-5) was shooting for the last quarterfinal berth behind Rain or Shine (5-4) against GlobalPort (3-6) at presstime. If they win, the Batang Pier still have to get past the Bolts to force a playoff with the Elite.All ties among the eight top teams after the elimination round will be settled by the PBA quotient system except the deadlock for No. 8 which will be decided by a playoff.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Read Next
AFPINDEPENDENCE, Ohio — As LeBron James and some teammates practiced free throws at a nearby basket, coach Tyronn Lue addressed questions about the troubling state of the Cavaliers while sitting in a high-backed, cushioned chair.While he was cool, Lue’s seat has warmed up.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Lue has been searching for the right combinations, but the Cavs aren’t connecting.“We’re just figuring out our team,” Korver said. “Ty’s got a tough job. He’s trying to find lineups that are working and he’s trying to find minutes for everybody. I think he’s doing a great job in that regard, as far as getting everybody in the game. Maybe not Channing, we’d like to get Channing out there a little more but it’s a numbers thing right now.“It’s tough. There’s a numbers thing right now. Definitely I’ve been a part of that, too. It’s a long season. We’re riding a bad wave right now, but hopefully we’ll find some things that will start working again. Guys are getting healthier but we need to get back in sync. There’s no answers right now.”A demanding schedule and injuries have prevented the Cavs from practicing much, but they held their third workout this week. It was needed.Lue, though, decided not to show his players film of the debacle against Oklahoma City.“Just move on,” he said.Lue can’t be absolved from blame, but players aren’t faulting him for the team’s many issues, some of which could be addressed before the Feb. 8 trade deadline.Following Saturday’s head-scratching loss, James said he “would hope not” when asked if he thought Lue would be fired. Dwyane Wade dismissed any outside noise condemning the only Cleveland coach to win a championship since 1964.Those endorsements should help Lue, but he knows better than anyone how quickly change can come.Two years ago, Cavs owner Dan Gilbert fired David Blatt despite the team’s 30-11 record and replaced him with Lue, who at the time was the NBA’s highest-paid assistant. Cleveland doesn’t have a comparable situation now, and while there are no signs pointing to Lue being in imminent danger, anything is possible until the Cavs start stringing together some wins. With the Cavs mired in a bewildering midseason slump and less than 24 hours after a historically embarrassing loss to Oklahoma City, Lue said he has no immediate plans to change his starting lineup or rotations. Cleveland fans may be panicking, Lue’s not nervous.At least not publicly.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutThe Cavs are just 4-10 since Dec. 19, and in the past two weeks they’ve lost by 28 at Minnesota, 34 at Toronto and 24 to the Thunder, who scored 148 points and tied a record for the most points allowed by Cleveland in a regulation game — a mark that went unmatched since 1972.It’s a mess, and it’s a mystery the way James and the Cavs have collapsed. They’ve slipped in the past, but this slide feels much more ominous than in the previous three years when Cleveland stumbled but still reached the Finals. Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Kerber pulls through a surprising challenge, faces Keys next “This is kind of just my experience with this team, to be honest,” said forward Kyle Korver, acquired last January in a trade. “The year that I’ve been here, we’ve been really good and we’ve been really bad. It seems to come in waves, so, hopefully there’s a good wave coming soon.”With all that’s wrong, changes would seem to be in order. Lue, though, believes the Cavs can solve their problems without any major alterations.“It’s the same group we won 18 out of 19 with also,” he said, referring to Cleveland’s stretch from Nov. 11 to Dec. 19. “We’ve just got to play better. We’ve got to play better, we’ve got to be sharper and that’s what we continue to keep working on. It’s the same team that won 18 out of 19 and 13 in a row.”Technically, Lue’s right. The Cavs’ roster hasn’t been touched — not yet.However, the club has been in almost continuous flux over the past month as key players Isaiah Thomas and Tristan Thompson returned from injuries. Also, reserves Jose Calderon, Channing Frye and Cedi Osman have seen their playing time diminish and Korver, the sharpshooter who had developed into the team’s best crunch-time player other than James, has had his role reduced.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles05:18After the Typhoon Part 201:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Lue can only do so much, and following similar comments by Thomas and Wade on Saturday, Korver said it’s imperative for Cleveland’s players to hold each other more accountable.“You’ve just got to look at yourself in the mirror and say ’What can I do better?’” Korver said. “You can’t point the finger. You can’t get mad at a guy for not doing what you thought he should’ve done. You just can’t point fingers. It’s really simple but it really is true. … We’re all grown-ups. When you’re a mature grown up you just look yourself in the mirror.” Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Read Next John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Don’t miss out on the latest news and information.
Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes Thus far, decision on both counts still hangs as there’s a proposition for Pacquiao to spend his local training entirely in Manila and leave for Brisbane on June 24.Roach worked the mitts with Pacquiao Wednesday at Elorde Gym near Mall of Asia and left the ring satisfied as his prized ward proceeded to do a total of 24 rounds, including hitting the heavy bag and speed ball and skipping ropes.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingThe session was different from Tuesday, when Pacquiao merely went through the motions of doing two rounds against lightweight Leonardo Doronio and three against light welterweight Sonney Katiandagho.The speed and stamina were there, but Roach lamented that Pacquiao’s timing was off and so was his perception of distance. SEA Games: PH beats Indonesia, enters gold medal round in polo ‘Coming Home For Christmas’ is the holiday movie you’ve been waiting for, here’s why Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lakers win 9th straight, hold off Pelicans LOOK: Vhong Navarro’s romantic posts spark speculations he’s marrying longtime GF View comments Manny Pacquiao’s trainer Freddie Roach. PHOTO BY REM ZAMORADissatisfied with Manny Pacquiao’s sparring session Tuesday, chief trainer Freddie Roach is thinking of reverting to their original training plan.That is, for them to conduct the crucial stages of preparations in Gen. Santos City and proceed to Australia two weeks before Pacquiao stakes his World Boxing Organization welterweight crown against Australian Jeff Horn on July 2 in Brisbane.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ LATEST STORIES Pagasa: Kammuri now a typhoon, may enter PAR by weekend With over a month to go, Roach isn’t about to raise the bar on Pacquiao’s training as he wants it to be a gradual process. Roach is also keen on bringing in foreign sparring partners for his ward.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next More than 5,000 measles deaths in DR Congo this year — WHO Bolick, Red lions put Pirates in their place with huge second half South Korea to suspend 25% of coal plants to fight pollution
Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games MOST READ BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next But Brook’s left eye began to swell, and he was knocked down in the 10th round. With his left eye almost closed, he took a knee in the 11th and referee Howard Foster agreed to end the contest.Spence, who owns a 22-0 record with 19 knockouts, relieved Brook of the welterweight title in his fourth defense.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingBrook, at 36-2, lost for a second straight time after an ill-fated attempt to move up two divisions to middleweight and take on Gennady Golovkin eight months ago. Pagasa: Storm intensifies as it nears PAR Barcelona wins Copa del Rey in Luis Enrique’s last game Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students PLAY LIST 01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes SHEFFIELD, England — Kell Brook lost his IBF welterweight belt when American challenger Errol Spence Jr. stopped him in the 11th round on Saturday.Backed by most of the 27,000 spectators at Bramall Lane in his Sheffield hometown, Brook met Spence on even terms in the first eight rounds.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast
Australia squared the Ashes series and took a psychological edge over England going into the remaining two matches by completing a punishing 267-run victory over the tourists in the third Test on Sunday. ScoreRyan Harris took four of the five wickets to fall inside ten overs of Sunday’s morning session as England were bundled out for just 123 in its second innings, chasing 391. The burly paceman finished with career-best figures of 6-47.Mitchell Johnson took the Man-of-the-Match award, with his devastating first innings spell turning the match. Photo by APAfter suffering a humiliating innings-plus defeat in the second Test, Australia concentrated on changing their mental approach at the WACA Ground.That was apparent in many incidences of backchat and sledging between the two teams throughout the match – something Ponting was not about to apologize for.”It goes to show how much it (Test) means to us,” said Ponting. “I like seeing us play with that kind of emotion. It is no coincidence with the emotions, intensity and energy we had on the field we ended up the way bowled and fielded.”It has been hard-fought Test match cricket. We had our chance to assert ourselves bit more here. We did that with not what we said, but the way we played out cricket.”Now it will be England’s task to regroup from a lopsided defeat. If they can do so, England can secure the Ashes by winning the fourth Test starting in Melbourne on December 26. Otherwise the urn will be on the line in the final Test in Sydney.advertisementHaving watched his side get bowled out twice for less than 200 on a pitch that was quick but true, England captain Andrew Strauss had no hesitation in blaming the batsmen for the defeat, but said this was “not the time to panic.””We have got to keep perspective about things and realize there has been a hell of a lot of good batting on this tour so far. We have no reason to expect that to be any different going forward,” said Strauss.”There are definitely lessons to be learned from this game, it would be wrong for us to wash our hands of it completely. But it’s all about bouncing back now. We’ve done it well in the past and we’re going to have to do it in Melbourne.”Strauss refused to accept that Australia’s sledging had affected England mentally.”What you say never wins you a Test match, it’s what you do,” Strauss said. “Australia played better than us and deserved their win.”There is always going to be a lot of competitive fire in an Ashes Test match, both sides expect it. For us to be worrying about that side of things is taking our eye of what is actually important which is our performances, which weren’t good enough.”Mitchell Johnson took the Man-of-the-Match award, with his devastating first innings spell turning the match. England were on top at 78-0 in response to Australia’s first innings of 268, but Johnson finished with figures of 6-38 and the tourists were skittled for 187.”Mitch’s spell was unbelievable,” Ponting said. “(It) probably is one of the all-time great Ashes spells.”To happen when it did was an amazing achievement for him and for the team.”It set up this victory, now it set up the series for us.”As happy as Ponting was with Johnson’s performance, the smiles would have been even broader among Australia’s selectors, who were questioned and even ridiculed for recalling the paceman, having dropped him after a dismal first Test performance and then brought him back despite not playing in the interim.Ponting believes Johnson will have a huge impact on the rest of the series, and sown fresh seeds of doubt in the mind of England batsmen, some of whom must have thought they had Johnson figured out.”I don’t think they’re saying that now,” said Ponting. “That’s the beauty about having someone like that in the team. You don’t have a record like he has by fluke. You have to have a lot of skill and a lot of commitment to do the things he’s done.”West Australian Mike Hussey was unsurprisingly the only batsman to look at home on the bouncy WACA wicket, and his 116 propelled Australia to 309 in the second innings, setting England 391 to win.England would have harbored hopes of reaching that target – South Africa chased down more than that at the WACA four years previously – but were quickly undone by loose play by its top order on Saturday, when four of the five dismissals came from batsmen chasing balls outside off stump and edging to the slips.advertisementResuming at 81-5, the trend continued Sunday as England quickly surrendered.Harris bowled night watchman James Anderson (3) then claimed the vital wicket of the in-form Ian Bell (16), who was trapped lbw and fruitlessly called for a review.Wicketkeeper Matt Prior (10) was the eighth wicket to fall, surprised by a Harris lifter, spooning the ball to gully where Hussey took a fine diving catch.Johnson (3-44) then removed Graeme Swann (9), who played onto his stumps, and Harris fittingly ended the match when he got Steven Finn (2) to edge the ball to Steven Smith at third slip.”We had a better team performance here than we’ve had in a long time,” said Ponting. “It’s important we learn from that and not take the result for granted. There is a great lesson to learn from what we’ve done that made this so significant.”
AAbasaheb Garware College of Arts and Science (Estd: 1945)Karve Road,Pune-04Tel: 020-25440311/25440721Website: www.mesgarwarecollege. orgSeats: 695 in ScienceCut-off: 70 per centUSP: A variety of course options makes this a popular college. Among them are M.Sc in chemistry, microbiology and physics, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and computer science. Abeda Inamdar Senior College (Estd:,AAbasaheb Garware College of Arts and Science (Estd: 1945)Karve Road,Pune-04Tel: 020-25440311/25440721Website: www.mesgarwarecollege. orgSeats: 695 in ScienceCut-off: 70 per centUSP: A variety of course options makes this a popular college. Among them are M.Sc in chemistry, microbiology and physics, analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and computer science.Abeda Inamdar Senior College (Estd: 1991) 2390-B, K.B. Hidayatullah Road, Pune-01Tel: 020-26446970,Website: www.abedainamdarseniorcollege. orgSeats: 240 in ArtsCut-off: 60 per centUSP: Has a mix of Indian and international students.Twenty four committees and associations facilitate extracurricular activities.Annual science exhibitions and commerce weeks are encouraged.Acharya Narendra Dev College (Estd: 1991)Kalkaji, Govindpuri, New Delhi-19Tel: 011-26412547/26294542Website: www.andcollege. du.ac.inAgrawal P.G. College (Estd: 1957)Agrasen Katla, Agrasen Marg, JaipurTel: 0141-2614051/2614541Website: agrawalpgcollege.comSeats: 300 in ArtsCut-off: 45 per centAll India Institute of Medical Sciences (Estd: 1956)Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-29Tel: 011-26594622Website: www.aiims.eduSeats: 72 for MBBS; 160 for DM/MCH; 565 for MD/MS/MDS/MHA, Cut-off: Entrance testAmity Law School (Estd: 1999)F-1 Block, Sector-125, Noida-201303Tel: 0120-4392681Website: www.amity.edu Seats: 160Cut-off: Entrance testAmrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (Estd: 2002)Elamakara, Edappatthy, Kochi-26Tel: 0484-4008031Website: www.aimshospital.orgSeats: 100Cut-off: Entrance testArmed Forces Medical College (Estd: 1948)Sholapur Road, Pune-40Tel: 020-26306000/26802216Website: www.afmc.nic.in,Seats: 135Cut-off: Entrance testArmy Institute of Law (Estd: 1999)Sec-68, Mohali-62Tel: 0172-5039280Website: www.armyinstituteoflaw.orgSeats: 79, Cut-off: Entrance testAsutosh College (Estd: 1916)92, S.P. Mukherjee Road, Kolkata-26Tel: 033-24554504Website: www. asutosh college.inSeats: 1,000 in ScienceCut-off: 65 per centUSP: The placement cell helps land plum jobs for the students.advertisementAurora”s Degree CollegeChikkadpally, Hyderabad-20Tel: 040-27661801/27662668Website: www.aurora.edu.inAwadh Girls Degree CollegeUniversity of Lucknow LucknowTel: 0522-2236291/2229470A.V. College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1968)Gagan Mahal, Hyderabad-13Tel: 040-23734608/27637751Seats: 120 in Arts, 500 in ScienceCut-off: 55 per cent for Arts, 67 per cent for ScienceBBadruka ege of Commerce (Estd: 1950)Station Road, Kachiguda, Hyderabad-27Tel: 040-24732832Website: www.badruka.com Seats: 480Cut-off: 82.5 per centBangalore Institute of Legal Studies (Estd: 1993)R.V.Road,Basavanagudi, Bangalore-04Tel: 080-26561072Seats: 80Cut-off: 65 per centBangalore Medical College (Estd: 1955)IMA Circle, K.R. Road, Fort, Bangalore-560002Tel: 080-26704342Website: www.bangaloremedicalcollege. org, Seats: 150Cut-off: Entrance testBarrackpore Rastraguru Surendranath College6, RiverSide Road & 85 Middle Road, Barrackpore, Kolkata-20Tel: 033-25920603/8855/25945270Bethune College (Estd: 1879)181, Bidhan Sarani, Kolkata-06Tel: 033-22192097/22421731Website: www.bethunecollege. ac.inSeats: 185 in Science, 176 in ArtsCut-off: 70 per cent for Science, 60 per cent for ArtsUSP: India”s first women”s college lays emphasis on dance, art, music and elocution. An Ethics and Value Education course makes better students.Bharat Mata College (Estd: 1965)Thrikkakara Kakkanad, Seaport Airport Road, Kochi-21Tel: 0484-2425121Website: www.bmc.ac.inUSP: Management quota seats are dedicated to economically backward students.Bhavan”s College (Estd: 1953)Near Andheri Sports Complex, Andheri West, Mumbai-49Tel: 022-26232191Website: www.bhavans.infoSeats: 240 in Arts, 550 in ScienceCut-off: 80 per cent for Science and 50 per cent for ArtsBhavan”s Sheth R. A. College of Science (Estd: 1956)Vidyagauri Marg, Khanpur, Ahmedabad-01Tel: 079-25600311Website: www. bhavansrasc. orgSeats: 400 in Science, Cut-off: 48 per centBhavan”s Sheth R.A. Shah College of Arts & Commerce (Estd: 1965)Khanpur, Ahmedabad-01Tel: 079-25600312Seats: 600 in Arts, 500 in CommerceCut-off: 75 per cent for Arts, 55 per cent for CommerceBirla Institute of Technology (Estd: 1955)Mesra, Ranchi-15,Tel: 06512-275444Website: www.bitmesra.ac.inSeats: 456Cut-off: Entrance testBirla Institute of Technology and Sciences (Estd: 1946)Vidya Vihar, Pilani-31,Tel: 0159-6242013/6242211Website: www.bits-pilani.ac.inSeats: B.E. (Hons) 520 (Pilani campus)+ 430 (Goa campus)+350 (Hyderabad campus); Dual degree of M.Sc and B.E. (Hons) 200(Pilani campus)+160 (Goa campus)+ 160 (Hyderabad campus)Cut-off: Entrance testUSP: The institute symbolises the maturing of Indian technical ability and “can-do”entrepreneurial spirit.B.J. Medical College (Estd: 1946)Asarwa,Ahmedabad-16Tel: 079-22680074Website: www.gujhealth.gov.in/med_edu /ins_bj_ahm.htmSeats: 248Cut-off: 91.54 per centB.M. College of Commerce (Estd: 1943)845, Shivaji Nagar, Deccan Gymkhana,Pune-04Tel: 020-25654943/25650183Website: www.bmcc.ac.inSeats: 600Cut-off: 84 per centUSP: One of the few colleges in Pune to offer M.Phil, it is also Pune University”s oldest research centre for a Ph.D in commerce and management. The College has a commerce laboratory.CChhatrapati Shahuji Maharaj Medical University (Estd: 1911)Chowk, Lucknow-03Tel: 0522-2257540Website: www.kgmcindia. eduSeats: 185Christ College (Estd: 1969)Hossur Road, Bangalore-29Tel: 080-40129301/40129012Website: www. christcollege.eduSeats: 1,000 in Arts, 1,000 in Commerce, 800 in ScienceCut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent for Commerce, 65 per cent for ScienceChristian Medical College, Vellore (Estd: 1942)Vellore-04,Tamil NaduTel: 0416-2284202Website: www.cmcvellore.ac.inSeats: 60Cut-off: Entrance testadvertisementChristian Medical College, Ludhiana (Estd: 1894)Brown Road, Ludhiana-08Tel: 0161-50105819Website: www.cmcludhiana. orgSeats: 50Cut-off: Entrance testCity College (North) (Estd: 1884)102/1, R. R.Sarani, Kolkata-09Tel: 033-23607463City College of Commerce & Business Administration (Estd: 1939)13, Surya Sen Street, Kolkata-12Tel: 033-22196281/25588343Seats: 1,200 in CommerceCut-off: 60 per centCollege of Engineering, Anna University (Estd:1978)Sardar Patel Road, Adyar, Chennai-25Tel: 044-22203004Website: www.annauniv.eduSeats: 1,300,Cut-off: Entrance testCollege of Engineering, Pune (Estd: 1854)Wellesly Road, Shivajinagar, Pune-05, Tel: 020-25507000Website: www.coep.org.inSeats: 664Cut-off: Entrance testC.U. Shah Arts College (Estd: 1960)Laldarwaja, Ahmedabad-14Tel: 079-27542997Website: www.cushahartscollege. orgSeats: 465Cut-off: Arts 90 per centC.U. Shah Science College (Estd: 1965)Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-14Tel: 079-27642987/30070001Website: www.cushahsciencecollege. orgSeats: 632, Cut-off: 43 per centC.U. Shah Commerce College (Estd: 1966)Laldarwaja, Ahmedabad-01Tel: 079-27642987/9426048955Website: www.citycomcollege. orgSeats: 543Cut-off: 66 per centDDAV (Estd: 1958)Sector-10, Chandigarh-11Tel: 0172-2743980/2741708Website: www.davchd.comSeats: 226 in Commerce, 40 in Science Cut-off: 85 per cent for Commerce, 85 per cent for ScienceDaulat Ram College for Women (Estd: 1960)4,Patel Marg, Maurice Nagar, Delhi-07Tel: 011-27667863Website: www.daulatramcollege.netDelhi College of Engineering (Estd: 1941)Bawana Road, Near Sector 7, Shahbad Daulatpur, Delhi-42Tel: 011-27871018Website: www.dce.ac.inSeats: 670 in EngineeringCut-off: Entrance testDepartment of Law, Panjab University (Estd: 1882)Sector 14, Panjab University Campus, Chandigarh-14,Tel: 0172-2534161Website: www.puchd. ac.inSeats: 402Cut-off: 56 per centD.E.S. Law College (Estd: 2004)FC Road, Shivaji Nagar, Pune-04 Tel: 020-25650052Website: www.deslawcollege.edu.inSeats: 282, Cut-off: 78 per centD.G.Ruparel College (Estd: 1952)Senapati Bapat Marg, Matunga (West), Mumbai-16Tel: 022-24303733,Website: www.ruparel.eduSeats: 360 in Science, 360 in Commerce, 240 in ArtsCut-off: 45 per cent for Science, 65 per cent for Arts, 78 per cent for CommerceD.G.Vaishnav College (Estd: 1964)833, Gokul Bagh, E.V. R.Priyar Salai, Arumbakkam,Chennai-06,Tel: 044-24756655,Website: www.dgvaishnavcollege. comDinabandhu Andrews College (Estd: 1956)54, Raja S.C. Mallick Road, Baishnabghata, Kolkata-84,Tel: 033-24304377 Website: www.dacollege.org Seats: 350 in CommerceCut-off: 45 per centEElphinstone College (Estd: 1856)156 M.G.Road, Fort, Mumbai-32Tel: 022-22843797Website: www.elphinstonecollege. ac.inSeats: 180 in Science, 150 in ArtsCut-off: 80 per cent for Science, 70 per cent for ArtsUSP: Offers professional courses in information technology and biotechnology.Ethiraj College for Women (Estd: 1948)No. 70, Ethiraj Salai, Egmore, Chennai-08Tel: 044-28279189Website: www.ethirajcollege. org, Seats: 300 in Arts, 400 in Science, 750 in Commerce, Cut-off: 80 per cent for Arts, 90 per cent for Science, 95 per cent for CommerceFFaculty of Law, Aligarh Muslim University (Estd: 1891)Quila Road,Aligarh-02Tel: 0571-2902127Website: www.amu.ac.inSeats: 100Cut-off: Entrance testFaculty of Law,Banaras Hindu University (Estd: 1920)Varanasi-05Tel: 0542-2369018/2307630Website: www.bhu.ac.inSeats: 250Cut-off: 45 per centFaculty of Law, University of Delhi (Estd: 1924)Chhatra Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi-07Tel: 011-27667483Website: www.du.ac.inSeats: 1,170Cut-off: 45 per centFaculty of Law, Gujarat University (Estd: 1979)University Road, Navrangapura, AhmedabadTel: 079-26746472Website: www.gujaratuniversity. org.inFaculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamia University (Estd: 1989)Jamia Nagar,NewDelhi-25Tel: 011-26981717Website: www.jmi.nic.acSeats: 80Cut-off: 80 per centFaculty of Law, University of Calcutta (Estd: 1909)51/1 Hazra Road, Ballygunge Phari, Kolkata-19Tel: 033-61462836Website: www.caluniv.ac.in/academic/law.htmSeats: 150Cut-off: 40 per centadvertisementFergusson College (Estd: 1885)F.C.Road,Deccan Gymkhana,Pune-04Tel: 020-25654212/25663336Website: www.fergusson.eduSeats: 466 in Arts, 788 in ScienceCut-off: 86 per cent for Arts, 64 per cent for ScienceUSP: Offers courses in industrial mathematics and applied statistics.GGarden City College (Estd: 1994)Virgonagar, T.C. Paya, Bangalore-49Tel: 080-66487707Website: www.gardencitycollege. eduSeats: 400 in CommerceCut-off: 40 per cent for CommerceGargi College (Estd: 1967)Siri Fort Road, New Delhi-49Tel: 011-26494544/6963409Website: www.gargicollege.inSeats: 320 in Arts, 284 in Science, 236 in CommerceCut-off: 94 per cent in ScienceGuru Nanak College (Estd: 1971)Velachery H Road, Guindy, Chennai-42Tel: 044-22451746/22444621Website: www.gurunanakcollege. inSeats: 150Cut-off: 50 per centGoenka College of Commerce and Business Administration (Estd: 1905)210 B.B. Ganguly Street, Bowbazar, Kolkata-12Tel: 033-22412216/22192056Website: www.goenka college.netSeats: 345Cut-off: 90 per centGokhale Memorial Girls” College (Estd: 1938)1/1, Harish Mukherjee RoadKolkata-20,Tel: 033-22238287Website: www.gokhalecollegekolkata. comGoswami Ganesh Dutta Sanatan Dharma College (Estd: 1973)Sector 32, Chandigarh-30Tel: 0172-2600090/2613656Website: www.ggdsd.comSeats: 519 in Arts, 465 in CommerceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 96 per cent for CommerceGovernment College for Boys (Estd: 1953)Sector-11, Chandigarh-11Tel: 0172-2747393Website: www.gc11.comGovernment College for Girls (Estd: 1956)Sector-11, Chandigarh-11Tel: 0172-2740614/2580386Website: www.gcg11.orgSeats: 850 in ArtsCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 68 per cent for Science, 75 per cent for CommerceGovernment College for Girls (Estd: 1982)Sector-42, ChandigarhTel: 0172-2676005Website: www.gcg42.orgGovernment Law College Mumbai (Estd: 1855)”A”Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20Tel: 022-22041707Website: www.glc.eduSeats: 560Cut-off: 50 per centUSP: Recently introduced a diploma in securities law.Grant Medical College (Estd: 1845)J.J.Road,Byculla, Mumbai-08 Tel: 022-23735555Website: www.grantmedicalcollege-jjhospital.orgSeats: 125Cut-off: 94 per centHH.A. College of Commerce (Estd: 1956)Ellisbridge, Opp. Law Garden,Ahmedabad-06Tel: 079-26445459/26740481Website: www.hacollege.comSeats: 610, Cut-off: 75 per centHansraj College (Estd: 1948)Mahatma Hans Raj College Marg, Malka Ganj,Delhi-07Tel: 011-27667458/27667464Website: www.hansrajcollege.comSeats: 357 in Arts, 157 in Commerce, 470 in ScienceCut-off: 93 per cent for Arts, 93.5 per cent for Commerce, 92 per cent for ScienceUSP: Boasts of an extraordinary infrastructure, including an electronic shooting range with students winning gold medals in international events.Heramba Chandra College (Day) (Estd: 1961)23/49, Gariahat Road, Kolkata-19Tel: 033-24612689Website: www.herambachandraadmissions. comHindu College (Estd: 1899)University Enclave, North Campus, Delhi-06Tel: 011-27667284/27564889Website: www.hinducollege.orgSeats: 331 in Arts, 53 inCommerce, 291 in ScienceCut-off: 98 per cent for Arts, 97 per cent for Commerce, 93 per cent for ScienceUSP: The college has the largest number of IPS officers going.H.K. Arts College (Estd: 1955)Ashram Road, Ahmedabad-09Tel: 079-26585429,Website:www.hkartscollege.org,Seats:760, Cut-off: 65 per centH.K. College of Commerce (Estd: 1968)Ashram Road,Ahmedabad-09,Tel: 079-26585429,26589961Seats: 777, Cut-off: 63 per centH.L. Institute of Commerce (Estd: 1936)Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-09Tel: 079-26763184/26468231Website: www.hlinstitute.orgSeats: 800Cut-off: 82 per centH.R. College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1960)123 Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20Tel: 022- 22876115/22021329Website: www.hrcollege.eduSeats: 938Cut-off: 75 per centUSP: Was awarded “A”grade by the NAAC for overall excellence.IILS Law College (Estd: 1924)Law College Road, Chiplunkar Road, Pune-04Tel: 020-25652402/25656775Website: www.ilslaw.eduSeats: 480Cut-off: 86.92 per centUSP: It has constituted an ILS Law Commission on the lines of the Law Commission of India. This body will draft bills, suggest amendments to existing bills and present them to the National Law Commission.Indian Institute of Management and Commerce (Estd: 1973)Khairatabad, Hyderabad-04Tel: 040-23237902/23231542Website: www.iimchyderabad.comUSP: Alumni have created a corpus to offer scholarships.Has an active placement bureau.Indian Institute of Technology Bombay (Estd: 1958)A.S.Marg, Powai, Mumbai-76Tel: 022-25722545Website: www.iitb.ac.inSeats: 1,679Cut-off: Entrance testUSP: Recently launched programmes in nanotchnology, natural resources and rural development.The institute”s annual festival Mood Indigo is among the best inter-collegiate events in Mumbai.Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (Estd: 1963)Hauz Khas, New Delhi-16Tel: 011-26591770/26591791Website: www.iitd.ac.inSeats: 603Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Guwahati (Estd: 1994)Amingaon, North Guwahati, Guwahati-39Tel: 0361-2582006/2583000Website: www.iitg.ernet.inSeats: 382Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Kanpur (Estd: 1959)Kalyanpur, Kanpur-16Tel: 0512- 2597578/2597678/2597385Website: www.iitk.ac.inSeats: 472Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Kharagpur (Estd: 1951)Kharagpur- 02Tel: 03222-255303/282232Website: www.iitkgp.ac.inSeats: 1,000Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Madras (Estd: 1959)Sardar Patel Road, Near Children Park, Chennai-36Tel: 044-22578131/914422578030Website: www.iitm.ac.inSeats: 518Cut-off: Entrance testIndian Institute of Technology Roorkee (Estd: 1847)Roorkee-67Tel: 01332- 285714/285270/285209/285907Website: www.iitr.ac.inSeats: 828Cut-off: Entrance test.USP: The oldest temple of technological education in Asia, it became an IIT in 2007, a shift that has only added to its strengths.Indira Priyadarshini Government Degree College for Women Nampally, Begumpet Airport, Rajiv Gandhi Terminal, Hyderabad-01Tel: 040-24603692Indraprastha College for Women (Estd: 1924)31, Shyam Nath Marg, Delhi-54Tel: 011-23953697/23962009Website: www.ipcollege.comSeats: 562 in Arts, 76 in CommerceCut-0ff: 91.5 per cent for Arts, 94.75 per cent for CommerceInstitute of Medical Sciences (Estd: 1960)Varanasi-05Tel: 0542-2367568Website: www.bhu.ac.inSeats: 58Cut-off: 78 per centInstitute of Post Graduate Medical Education and Research (Estd: 1957)244 A, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata-20Website: www.ipgmer.gov.inSeats: 100Cut-off: Entrance testInstitute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University (Estd: 1919)Varanasi -05Tel: 0542-2368427/2317179Website: www.itbhu.ac.inSeats: 603Cut-off: Entrance testInternational College for Girls (Estd: 1995)Gurukul Marg, S.F.S., Mansarovar, Jaipur-20Tel: 0141-2400159/60/61Website: www.iisjaipur.org/icg.htmlSeats: 250 in ScienceCut-off: 65 per centInternational Institute of Information Technology (Estd: 1998)Gachibowli, Hyderabad-32Tel: 040-23001967Website: www.iiit.ac.inSeats: 155, Cut-off: Entrance testIsabella Thoburn College(Estd: 1886)7 Faizabad Road, IT Crossing, Lucknow-07Tel: 0522-2321107/2385793Website: www.itcollege.ac.inSeats: 412 in Arts, 471 in ScienceCut-off: Entrance testJJai Hind College (Estd: 1948)Churchgate, Mumbai-20Tel: 022-222040256Website: www.jaihindcollege.comSeats: 237 in Arts, 162 in ScienceCut-off: 70 per cent for Arts, 45 per cent for ScienceJai Narain Degree CollegeStation Road, LucknowTel: 0522-2452329/2454626Website: www.lkouniv.ac.inJawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research (Estd: 1956)Dhanvantri Nagar, Puducherry-06Tel: 0413-2272901Website: www.jipmer.edu.inSeats: 205Cut-off: Entrance testUSP: The institute is known for its advanced research and treatment for tuberculosis.Jesus & Mary College (Estd: 1968)Chanakyapuri,New Delhi-21Tel: 011-26110041Website: www.jmcdelhi.comSeats: 576 in Arts, 157 in CommerceCut-off: 90 per cent for Arts, 96 per cent for CommerceJyoti Nivas College (Estd: 1966)Koramangala Industrial Area, Bangalore-95Tel: 080-25533886Website: www.jyotinivas.orgSeats: 248 in Arts, 316 in Commerce, 270 in ScienceCut-off: 50 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent for Commerce, 55 per cent for ScienceKKamala Nehru College (Estd: 1964)Siri Fort Road, Delhi-49Tel: 011-26494881Website: www.kamalanehrucollege.orgSeats: 436 in Arts, 120 in CommerceCut-off: 95 per cent for Arts and CommerceKanoria PG Mahila Mahavidyalaya (Estd: 1965)J.L.N.Marg, Bapu Nagar, Jaipur-04Tel: 0141- 2706672Website: www.kanoriacollege.orgKasturba Medical College (Estd: 1953)Madhavnagar, Manipal-04Tel: 0820-2922367/2571114Website: www.manipal.eduSeats: 250Cut-off: Entrance testKasturba Gandhi Degree & PG College for Women (Estd: 1973)West Marredpally, Secunderabad, Hyderabad-26Tel: 040-27802416/27707455Website: www.kasturbagandhicollege. comKelkar Education Trust”s Vinayak Ganesh Vaze College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1884)Mithaghar Road, Mulund, Mumbai-81Tel:022-21631421/21631423Website: www.vazecollege.netSeats: 180 in ScienceCut-off: 62 per cent for ScienceKishinchand Chellaram College of Arts, Commerce and Science Dinshaw Wachha Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20Tel: 022-2855726Website: www.kccollege.org.inK. J. Somaiya College of Arts, Science & Commerce (Estd: 1960)Vidyanagar,Vidyavihar, Mumbai-77Tel: 022- 2511 8650/25115915Website: www.somaiya.eduSeats: 400 in Arts, 1,200 in Commerce, 400 in ScienceCut-off: 58 per cent for Arts, 76 per cent for CommerceK. K. Shah Jarodwala Maninagar Science College (Estd: 1975)Rambaug, Maninagar, Ahmedabad-08Tel: 079-25462060Seats: 551K.P.B. Hinduja College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1974)315, New Charni Road, Mumbai-04Tel: 022-23889408/2413704Website: www.hindujacollege.comSeats: 1,020Cut-off: 86 per centLLady Brabourne College (Estd: 1939)Park Circus, Kolkata-17Tel: 030-22897720Website: www.ladybrabourne.comSeats: 184 in Arts, 198 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 85 per cent for ScienceUSP: From this year,Spanish has been introduced for degree students. The college has an excellent laboratory for geography (Honours) students.Lady Hardinge Medical College (Estd: 1916)Saheed Bhagat Singh Marg, New Delhi-01Tel: 011-23343984Website: www.mohfw.nic.inSeats: 150Cut-off: Entrance testLady Shri Ram College for Women (Estd: 1956)Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi-24Tel: 011-26434459/ 26460400 Website: www.lsrcollege.orgSeats: 587 in Arts, 42 in CommerceCut-off: 96 per cent for Arts,95.5 per cent for CommerceLala Lajpat Rai College of Commerce & Economics (Estd: 1972)Mahalaxmi, Lala Lajpat Marg, MumbaiTel: 022-23548240/41Website: www.lalacollege.coSeats: 440Cut-off: 78 per centL.D. Arts College (Estd: 1937)Amrutlal Hargovandas Campus, Commerce Six Road, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-09Tel: 079-26306155/26302260Website: www.ldarts.orgLoyola College (Estd: 1925)Sterling Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-34Tel: 044-28178300/28178200Website: www.loyolacollege.eduSeats: 628 in Arts, 693 in Commerce, 836 in ScienceCut-off: 80 per cent for Arts, Science and CommerceLoyola Academy Degree & P.G. College (Estd: 1976)Old Alwal, Secunderabad, Hyederabad-10Tel: 040-27862363Website: www.loyola academy.com Seats: 90 in Arts, 110 in Commerce, 450 in ScienceCut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, Science and CommerceLucknow Christian Degree College (Estd: 1888)Gola Ganj, Lucknow-18Tel: 0522-2626958Website: www.lkouniv. ac.in/ college.htmMMadras Christian College (Estd: 1837)Thambaram East, Chennai-59Tel: 044-23390675/22395741Website: www.mcc.edu.inSeats: 508 in Arts, 219 in Commerce, 555 in ScienceCut-off: 45 per cent for Arts, 60 per cent for Commerce, 55 per cent for ScienceMadras Medical College (Estd: 1835)Periyar Evr Salai, Park Town, Chennai-03Tel: 044-25305238Website: www.mmcindia.netSeats: 200Cut-off: Entrance testMaharaja”s College (Estd: 1875)Park Avenue, Near Govt. Hospital, Kochi-11Tel: 0484-2352838/2363038Website: www.maharajascollege.com Seats: 40 in Arts, 32 in CommerceCut-off: 55 per cent for Arts, 80 per cent for CommerceUSP: Every year, at least 200 are placed through campus recruitment.Maharani Arts College (Estd: 1949)Sheshadri Road, Bangalore-01Tel: 080-22257792Seats: 2,000 in ArtsCut-off: 35 per centMahila Vidyalaya Degree College (Estd: 1939)Ganga Prasad Marg, Lucknow-18Tel: 0522-2624534Website: www.mahilavidyalaya.comMaitreyi College (Estd:1967)Bapudham Complex, Chanakyapuri, New Delhi-21Tel: 011- 24673815Website: www.maitreyi.du.ac.inSeats: 157 in ScienceCut-off: 78 per cent for ScienceMaulana Azad College (Estd:1960)8, Rafi Ahmed Kidwai Road, Kolkata-13Tel: 033-22443737Website: www.maulanaazadcollege.orgSeats: 600 in Arts, Cut-off: 50 per cent for ArtsMaulana Azad Medical College (Estd: 1959)Bahadur Shah Zafar Marg, New Delhi-02Tel: 011- 23231478/26863889Website: www.mamc.ac.inSeats: 220Cut-off: Entrance testUSP: For 2009-10, the college has introduced a fellowship in HIV medicine.Medical College and Hospital (Estd: 1835)88,College Street,Kolkata-73,Tel: 033-22413929Website: www.medicalcollege kolkata.orgSeats: 155Cut-off: Entrance testMehr Chand Mahajan DAV College for Women (Estd: 1968)Sector-36 A, Chandigarh-36Tel: 0712-2624921/2603355Website: www.mcmdavcwchd. eduSeats: 534 in Arts,233in Commerce,200 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 95 per cent for Commerce, 76 per cent for ScienceMES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1956)15th Cross, Malleswaram, Bangalore-03Tel: 080-23341225Website: mesinstitutions.orgM.G.Science Institute (Estd: 1946)Sector-29, Gandhinagar, Navrangpura, Ahmedabad-29Tel: 079-23234365/26300242Website: www.mgscience.ac.inSeats: 1,200Cut-off: 55 per centMiranda House (Estd: 1948)Patel Chest Marg, University of Delhi, Delhi-07Tel: 011-27667367/27666983Website: www.mirandahouse.ac.inSeats: 546 in Arts, 245 in ScienceCut-off: 90 per cent for Arts, 86 per cent for ScienceMithibai College (Estd: 1961)Vile Parle (W), Mumbai-56Tel: 022-226184354/26184354Website: www.mithibai.svkm. ac.inSeats: 850 in Arts, 480 in Science, 960 in CommerceCut-off: 75 per cent for Arts, 85 per cent for Science, 89 per cent for CommerceUSP: Offers filmmaking courses for arts students.MLA First Grade College for Women14th Cross Road, Malleswaram, Bangalore-03Tel: 080-23340644Modern College (Estd: 1970)Police Line, Shivajinagar, Pune-01Tel: 020- 25535927Website: www.moderncollegepune5.orgUSP: In 2007-08, it was declared best college in Pune University.M.O.P.Vaishnav College for Women (Estd: 1992)20, IV Lane, Nungambakkam Highroad, Chennai-34Tel: 044-28330262Website: www.mopvaishnav. ac.inSeats: 180 inArts, 299 in CommerceMotilal Nehru Institute of Technology (Estd: 1961)Teliarganj, Allahabad-Lucknow Road, Allahabad-04Tel: 0532-2271152Website: www.mnnit.ac.inSeats: 600Cut-off: Entrance testMount Carmel College (Estd: 1948)No 58, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore-52Tel: 080-22261759Website: www.mountcarmelcollegeblr. co.inSeats: 345 in Arts, 360 in Commerce, 358 in ScienceCut-off: 70 per cent for Arts,80 per cent for Commerce, 65 per cent for ScienceM.S.Ramaiah College of Law (Estd: 1995)MSRITPost, MSR Nagar, New BELRoadBangalore-54Tel: 080-65708015Website: www.msrcl.orgSeats: 80Cut-off: 60 per centM.S.Ramaiah Medical College (Estd: 1979)MSRIT Post, MSR Nagar, Bangalore-54Tel: 080-23605190Website: www.msrmc.ac.inSeats: 150Cut-off: Entrance testMulund College of Commerce (Estd: 1970) S.N. Road, Mulund, Mumbai-80Tel: 022-25600017Website: www.mccmulund. comSeats: 888Cut-off: 80 per centNNarsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1964)Vile Parle (W), Mumbai-56Tel: 022-26143157/26146681Website: www.nmcce.svkm.ac.in Seats: 960,Cut-off: 90 per centUSP: One of the Mumbai colleges to offer a B.Com (Hons) programme in economics and organisational behaviour.National Academy of Legal Studies and Research University (Estd: 1998)Justice City, Shameerpet, R.R. District, Hyderabad-78Tel: 040-23498104/23498115Website: www.nalsar.ac.inSeats: 70, Cut-off: CLATNational College (Estd: 1945)Jayanagar, 36th Cross, 2nd Main, 7th Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-560082Tel: 080-26549684Seats: 250 in ScienceCut-off: 50 per centNational Degree College, Basavangudi (Estd: 1945)Bangalore-04Tel: 080-26601927/26674441Website: www.nationalcollegebasavanagudi.orgSeats: 70 in ArtsCut-off: 50 per cent for ArtsNational Degree CollegeLucknow,Tel: 0522-2618312National Institute of Technology, Calicut (Estd: 1961)NITCampus,Mukkum Road, Calicut-01Tel: 0495-2286101Website: www.nitc.ac.inSeats: 729Cut-off: Entrance testNational Institute of Technology, Rourkela (Estd: 1961)NITCampus,Rourkela-08Tel: 0661-2474840Website: www.nitrkl.ac.inSeats: 490Cut-off: Entrance testNational Institute of Technology, Surathkal (Estd: 1960)Srinivasanagar, Surathkal, Mangalore-25Tel: 02824-2474034Website: www.nitk.ac.inSeats: 666Cut-off: Entrance testNational Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli (Estd: 1965)Trihy,Duvakudi, Tiruchirapalli-15Tel: 0431-2500177Website: www.nitt.eduSeats: 772Cut-off: Entrance testNational Institute of Technology, Warangal (Estd: 1959)NITCampus, Warangal-04Tel: 0870-2459117Website: www.nitw.ac.inSeats: 750Cut-off: Entrance testNational Law Institute University Bhopal (Estd: 1998)Kerwa Dam Road, Bhopal-44Tel: 0755- 2696717Website: www.nliu.comSeats: 82Cut-off: CLATNational Law University, Jodhpur (Estd: 2001)Pali Road, Jodhpur-04Tel: 0291-2577530/2551460Website: www.nlujodhpur.ac.inSeats: 100, Cut-off: CLATNational Law School of India University (Estd: 1987)Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-72Tel: 080- 23160532/23492646Website: www.nls.ac.inSeats: 80Cut-off: CLATNational P.G. College 2,Rana Pratap Marg, Hazratganj, Lucknow-01Tel: 0522- 2618312Website: www.npgclko.orgNational University of Advanced Legal Studies (Estd: 2002)Kaloar, Kochi-17Tel: 0484-2337363Website: www.nuals.ac.inSeats: 65Cut-off: 50 per centNavyug Kanya Degree CollegeRajendra Nagar, Lucknow-04Tel: 0522-2693298/2389672Ness Wadia College of Commerce (Estd: 1969)19, V.K.Joagpath, Pune-01Tel: 020-26167024/25532372Website: www.nesswadiacc. comSeats: 1,065Cut-off: 71 per centNetaji Subhash Chandra Bose Mahila Government Degree CollegeAliganj, LucknowTel: 0522-2370006Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (Estd: 1983)Azad Hind Fauj Marg, Sector 3, Dwarka Mor, New Delhi-73Tel: 011-25099023Website: www.nsit.ac.inSeats: 500Cut-off: Entrance testNew Government Degree College Chintal basti, Khairtabad, Hyderabad-04Tel: 040-3314956Nizam College (Estd: 1887)Basheerbagh, Hyderabad-01Tel: 040-23234231Website: www.nizamcollege.ac.inSeats: 220 in Arts,320 in Commerce, 320 in ScienceCut-off: 87 per cent for Arts, 82 per cent for Commerce and ScienceUSP: Offers certificate courses in subjects like development statistics, bioinformatics, personality development and multimedia usage.NMKRV College for Women (Estd:1971)3rd Block, Jayanagar, Bangalore-11Tel: 080-6637042Website: www.rsst-nmkrvcollege.netSeats: 190 in ArtsCut-off: 90 per centNowrosjee Wadia College (Estd: 1932)19, Late Principal V. K. Joag Path, Pune-01Tel: 020-26162944Website: www.nowrosjeewadia.comSeats: 480 in ScienceOOsmania Medical College (Estd: 1949)Kothi, Hyderabad-01Tel: 040-24656992Website: www.osmania.ac.inSeats: 200Cut-off: 92 per centPPragati Maha Vidalaya (Estd: 1973)4-3-148,Hanuman Tekdi, Kandaswamy Lane, Hyderabad-95Tel: 040-47537684/753887Website: www.pragatimahavidyalaya. orgPresidency College Chennai (Estd: 1840)Kamrajnagar Salai, Chennai-76Tel: 044-28510732/28550834Website: www.presidencychennai. comSeats: 400 in Arts, 80 inCommerce, 300 in ScienceCut-off: 40 per cent for Arts, 90 per cent for Commerce, 50 per cent for SciencePresidency College, Kolkata (Estd: 1817)86/1, College Street, Kolkata-73Tel: 033-22412738/22411960Website: www.presidencycollegekolkata. ac.inSeats: 215 inArts, 316 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, entrance test for ScienceUSP: Assures 100 per cent placement in most courses.PSG College of Technology (Estd: 1951)Avanash Road, Peelamedu, Coimbatore-04Tel: 0422-2573833Website: www.psgtech.eduSeats: 1,250Cut-off: Entrance testQQueen Mary”s College (Estd: 1914)Mylapore, Chennai-04,Tel: 28445910/28444995Website: www.queenmarys.netSeats: 300 in Science, 550 in Arts, 180 seats in CommerceCut-off: 50 per cent for ArtsRRaja Bahadur Venkata Rama Reddy Women”s College (Estd: 1954)3-4-527, Narayanaguda, Hyderabad-27Tel: 040-27564660/27551026/27564296Website: www.rbvrrwomenscollege. netRajasthan College (Estd: 1957)J.L.N.Marg, Jaipur-04Tel: 0141-2710565Ramjas College (Estd: 1917)Maurice Nagar, University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-07Tel: 011-27667693/27667706/27667692Website: www.ramjascollege.eduSeats: 409 in Arts, 521 in Science, 146 in CommerceCut-off: 80 per cent for Arts,96 per cent for Commerce Science, 560 in Commerce USP: Considered one of the top colleges for international exchange programme for students. It is the first college to get a co-ed hostel and teach with WiFi and LCD projection.Ramakrishna Mission Vivekananda College (Estd: 1946)70 & 72 P.S. Sivaswami Salai, Mylapore, Chennai-04Tel: 044-24993057Website: www.rkmvc.ac.inSeats: 260 in Arts, 358 in Science, 560 in CommerceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts and Science, 80 per cent for CommerceRamakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda VidyabhavanRO. Belur Math, Dist.Howrah, Kolkata-02Tel: 033-26549181/9632/1115/3484Website: www.vidyamandira.ac.inR.A. Podar College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1941)Matunga East, Mumbai-19Tel: 022-24143178/24141964Website: www.rapodar.ac.in,Seats: 300, Cut-off: 84 per centR.V. College of Engineering (Estd: 1963)R.V.Vidya Niketan, Bangalore-49Tel: 080-67178021Website: www.rvce.ac.in,Seats: 840Cut-off: Entrance testSSacred Heart College (Estd: 1944)Thevara Road, Kochi-13,Tel: 0484-2663813/2663002Website: www.shcollege.ac.inSeats: 160 in Arts, 144 in Commerce, 360 in ScienceCut-off: 85 per cent for Arts,96 per cent for Commerce,92 per cent for ScienceUSP: Churns out at least 10 rank holders every year. In 2007, the number was 19.Atomic Energy Education Council selected its computer lab for national training of teachers.School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology (Estd: 1994)Kalamassery, KochiTel: 0484-2575465Website: www.cusat.ac.inSeats: 23Cut-off: 80 per centScottish Church College (Estd: 1830)No.3, Urquahart Square, Kolkata-06Tel: 033-235003862/23514528Website: www.scottish church.ac.inSeats: 300 in Arts, 400 in ScienceCut-off: 58 per cent for Arts, 65 per cent for ScienceSeshadripuram College (Estd: 1973)Sheshadripuram, Bangalore-20Tel: 080-22955354/9972096553Website: www.scpucbangalore. comSeats: 400 in CommerceCut-off: 70 per centSeth Anandaram Jaipuria College (Estd: 1945)10, RajaNabakrishna Street,Kolkata-05Tel: 033-23553647Seth G.S. Medical College (Estd: 1926)Parel, Mumbai-12Tel: 022- 24136051 Website: www.kem.eduSeats: 180Cut-off: Entrance testUSP: One of the oldest teaching hospitals, it offers its 2,000 students a variety of superspecialty medical courses, physical and occupational therapy and Ph.D courses in allied subjects.Seth Surajmal Jalan Girls College (Estd: 1954)8/9, Bowbazar, Bankim Chatterjee Street, Kolkata-12Tel: 033-22415256Shia Degree College (Estd: 1919)Sitapur Road, Khadra,Lucknow-20Tel: 0522-2743077/9839014922/99184 38156Website: www. shiacollege. org Seats: 672 in ScienceCut-off: 55 per cent for ScienceShri Bhagawan Mahaveer Jain College (Estd: 1990)34, 1st Cross, JC Road, Bangalore-02,Tel: 080-22484946/23466206Website: www.jaincollege. ac.inSeats: 2,309 in Science 150 in Arts, 470 in CommerceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts and CommerceShri Guru Gobind Singh College (Estd: 1966)Sector 26, ChandigarhTel: 0712-2792754/2790312Website: www.sggscollege.ac.inShri Shikshayatan College (Estd: 1955)11 Lord SinhaRoad, Theatre Road, Kolkata-71Tel: 033-22826033/22827296Website: www.shrishikshayatancollege. com Seats: 524 inArtsCut-off: 87 per cent for ArtsSIES College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1960)Jain Society, Sion, West Mumbai-22Tel: 022-24096633Website: www.siesascs.netSeats: 261 in Arts, 312 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for ArtsSir Parshurambhau (S.P.) College (Estd: 1962)Tilak Road, PuneTel: 020-24332479/24331978Website: www.spcollegepune.orgSivanath Sastri College (Estd: 1955)23/49 Gariahat Road, Golpark, Kolkata-29Website: www.sivanathsastricollege. comSeats: 450 in CommerceCut-off: 60 per centUSP: The college has launched a Women”s Studies Department this year.Sophia College for Women (Estd: 1941)Bhulabhai Desai Road, Mumbai-26Tel: 022- 23512643/23512642Website: www.sophiacollegemumbai. comSeats: 500 in Arts, 140 in ScienceCut-off: 55 per cent for Arts, 75 per cent for ScienceSri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce (Estd: 1984)Pitampura, Delhi-34Tel: 011-27321109/27561584/27322565Website: www.sggscc. comSeats: 1,575Cut-off: 95 per centSri Ramachandra Medical College and Research Institute (Estd: 1985)Ramachandra Nagar, Porur, Chennai-16Tel:044-24765512Website: www.srmc.eduSeats: 150Cut-off: Entrance testSri Ram College of Commerce (Estd: 1926)Maurice Nagar, University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-07Tel: 011-27667905/27666519Website: www.srcc.eduSeats: 478Cut-off: 98.59 per centSri Satya Sai College for Women (Estd: 1974)Sector 2, Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur-04Tel: 0141-2653792/ 2653730Website: www.saicollegejaipur. orgSeats: 20 in Commerce,USP: No excuses are entertained for not holding or attending classes, which is one of the pluses of the collegeSri Venkateswara College (Estd: 1961)Benito Jaurez Road, Dhaula Kuan, New Delhi-21Tel: 011-24118590/24112196Website: www.svcollege. netSeats: 310 in Arts, 409 in Science, 142 in CommerceCut-off: 85 per cent in Arts, 91 per cent for Science, 93 per cent for CommerceUSP: Has been selected by the Department of Biotechnology of the Government of India to establish the first bioinformatics facility centre in a college.S.S. Subodh Jain College (Estd: 1954)Ram Bagh Circle, Jaipur-04Tel: 0141-2565989/2573287Website: www.subodhpgcollege.com/C ourses.htmSeats: 320 in Arts, 640 in Commerce, 300 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 65 per cent for Commerce, 55 per cent for ScienceSt. Albert”s College (Estd: 1946)Banerji Road, Ernakulam, Kochi-18Tel: 0484- 2394225/2665184Website: www.alberts.ac.inSeats: 450 in Arts, 60 in Commerce, 276 in ScienceCut-off: 65 per cent for Arts, 85 per cent for Commerce, 60 per cent for ScienceUSP: Will start a space and technology course this year in consultation with the ISRO.St.Ann”s Degree College for Women (Estd: 1983)Santoshnagar Colony, Mehdipatnam, Hyderabad-28Tel: 040-23513020/23517919Website: www.annescollege. comSeats: 128 in Arts, 949 in ScienceCut-off: 50 per cent for Arts, 60 per cent for ScienceUSP: Produces university toppers every year and emerges as the overall sports champion too.St. Francis College for Women (Estd: 1959)St.No.6, Uma Nagar, Begampet, Hyderabad-16Tel: 040-23403200/23413611Website: www. stfranciscollege. ac.inSeats: 250 in Commerce, 248 in Science Cut-off: 85 per cent for Commerce, 75 per cent for ScienceUSP: Has one of the highest ranking from the NAAC as a college with potential. Offers the only bachelors in management studies in Andhra Pradesh.St.John”s Medical College (Estd: 1963)Sarjapur Road, Koramangala, Bangalore-34Tel: 080-22065031Website: www.stjohns.inSeats: 60Cut-off: Entrance testSt.Joseph”s College (Estd: 1882)36, Lalbagh Road, Bangalore-27Tel: 080-22211429/ 22274079Website: www.sjc.ac.inSeats: 250 in Arts, 600 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 60 per cent for ScienceSt.Joseph”s College of Commerce (Estd: 1882)NO-163, Brigade Road, Bangalore-25Tel: 080- 25360644/25360646Website: www.sjcc.ac.inSeats: 420 Cutoff: 87 per centSt. Mira”s College for Girls (Estd: 1962 )6, Koregaon Road,Pune-01Tel: 020-26124846Website: www.miracollege. net/report.htmlSeats: 240 in ArtsCut-off: 72 per centUSP: The first college affiliated to Pune University to be accredited by the NAAC and also the first accredited arts and commerce college to go autonomous.St. Stephen”s College (Estd: 1981)University Enclave, University of Delhi, Delhi-07Tel: 011-27666300/27667271Website: www.ststephens.eduSeats: 258 in Arts, 108 inScience, Cut-off: 96 per cent for Arts, 98 per cent for ScienceSt.Teresa”s College (Estd: 1925)Park Avenue Road, Ernakulam, Kochi-13Tel: 0484-2352197/ 22620661Website: www.teresas.ac.inSeats: 278 in Arts, 75 in Commerce, 290 in ScienceCut-off: 80 per cent for Arts, 88 per cent for Commerce, 70 per cent for ScienceUSP: Has won awards like the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation Award in 2001 and 2002 and Global Malyalee Council”s Excellence Award. Only college in Kerala offering BA in French.St.Xavier”s College, Ahmedabad (Estd: 1955)Navrangpura, University Road, Ahmedabad-09Tel: 079-26308057Website: www.stxavierscollege. netSeats: 260 in Arts, 600 in ScienceCut-off: 59 per cent for Arts, 45 per cent for ScienceSt.Xavier”s College, Kolkata (Estd: 1860)30, Park Street, Kolkata-16Tel: 033- 22877278Website: www.sxccal.eduSeats: 435 in Arts, 1,100 in Commerce, 645 in Science Cut-off: 85 per cent for Arts, 91 per cent for Commerce, 90 per cent for ScienceSt.Xavier”s College,Mumbai (Estd: 1869)5, Mahapalika Marg, Mumbai-01Tel: 022-22620661/22620662Website: www.xaviers.eduSeats: 360 in Arts, 350 in ScienceCut-off: 89 per cent for Arts, 50 per cent for ScienceStani Memorial P.G. College (Estd: 1998)IIRM Campus, Tagore Marg, Agarwal Farm, Mansarovar, JaipurTel: 0141-2397563/2395402/2397551Website: www.smc.ac.inSeats: 240 in Commerce, 300 in ScienceCut-off: 40 per cent for Commerce, 48 per cent for ScienceStanley Medical College (Estd: 1938)Old Jail Road, MINT, Near Artys College, Chennai-01Tel: 044-25281351Website: www.stanmed.netSeats: 150Cut-off: Entrance testStella Maris College (Estd: 1947)No.17, Cathedral Road, Chennai-86Tel: 044-28111987/24981620Website: www.stellamariscollege. orgSeats: 354 in Arts, 308 in Commerce, 393 in ScienceCut-off: 60 per cent for Arts, 95 per cent for Commerce, 75 per cent for ScienceSydenham College of Commerce and Economics (Estd: 1913)B. Road, Churchgate, Mumbai-20Tel: 022-22042897/22882117Website: www. sydenham.eduCut-off: 70 per centSymbiosis Society”s College of Arts and Commerce (Estd: 1983)Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-04Tel: 020-25653903Website: www.symbiosiscollege. orgSeats: 98 in Arts, 790 in CommerceCut-off: 51 per cent for Arts, 60 per cent for CommerceSymbiosis Society”s Law College (Estd: 1977)Senapati Bapat Road, Pune-04Tel: 020-25655114/ 25653943Website: www.symlaw.ac.inSeats: 213Cut-off: Entrance testUSP: Gives weightage to practical learning, exchange programmes and has visiting faculty from international universities.TTamil Nadu Dr.Ambedkar Law University (Estd: 1997)5 P.S. Kumaraswami Raja Salai, Poompozhil, R.A. Puram, Chennai-04Tel: 044-25340907Website: www.tndalu.orgSeats: 2,401T.N. Medical College (Estd: 1957)Near Bombay Central Station, MumbaiTel: 022-223548241Website: www.nair.edu/college/index. htmlSeats: 120Cut-off: Entrance testThe Oxford College of Science (Estd: 1994)40, 1st Phase, J.P. Nagar, Bangalore-78Tel: 080-26552500/04Website: www.theoxford.eduSeats: 280Cut-off: 53 per centThe W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences (Estd: 1999)12 L.B. Block,Salt Lake, Kolkata-98Tel: 033-23357379Website: www.nujs.eduSeats: 125Cut-off: CLATUUniversity College of Law, Bangalore University (Estd: 1948)Jnana Bharati Campus, Bangalore-56Tel: 080-23392384Website: www.bub.ernet.inSeats: 100Cut-off: 60 per centUniversity College of Law, Osmania University (Estd: 1960)Near O.U. Campus,O.U. Road, Oppal, Hyderabad-81Tel: 040-27098928Website: www.osmania.ac.inSeats: 180University College of Medical Sciences and GTB Hospital (Estd: 1971)Dilshad Garden, Delhi-95Tel: 011-22582106,Website: www.ucms.ac.inSeats: 100Cut-off: Entrance testUniversity College for Women (Osmania University) (Estd: 1924)Koti, Main Road, Hyderabad-29Tel: 040-24746432/24657813Website: www.oucwkoti.ac.inSeats: 200 in Arts, 290 in ScienceCut-off: 67 per cent for Arts and ScienceUniversity Maharani”s College (Estd: 1944)Swai Ram Singh Road, Jaipur-16Tel: 0141-2373628/2371918Website: www.uniraj.ernet.inVVellore Institute of Technology (Estd: 1984)Katpadi, Vellore-14Tel: 0416-2243100/2243091Website: www.vit.ac.inSeats: 2,150 Cut-off: Entrance testVidyasagar College 39 Sankar Ghosh Lane, Kolkata-06Tel: 033-22414447/3018Website: www.vidyasagarcollege.inVivek Vardhani College of Arts, Commerce and ScienceLiberty, Hyderabad-12,Tel: 040-2461-7666/65162622WWilson College (Estd: 1832)Chowpatty, Mumbai-07Tel: 022-23690876/23637663Website: www.wilsoncollege. eduSeats: 80 in ScienceCut-off: 50 per centWomen”s Christian College (Estd: 1915)College Road, Nungambakkam, Chennai-06Tel: 033-28275926/28222567Website: www.wcc.edu.inSeats: 309 in Science, 85 in Arts, 151 in CommerceCut-off: 75 per cent for Science, 90 per cent for CommerceYYashwantrao Mohite College of Arts, Science and Commerce (Estd: 1978)Paud Road, Erandwane Campus, Pune-38Tel: 020-25433383/25424163Website: www.bharatividyapeeth. edu/YM%20Colla ge.htmlSeats: 299 in CommerceCut-off: 55 per cent for CommerceUSP: Offers diploma courses in banking and secretarial practice. The college also has an active placement cell.
He became the 13th West Indian to score a century on debut but young Kirk Edwards said he had mixed feelings as his team is still not out of danger in the third and final cricket Test here.”I have mixed feelings. We are still not safe, we are still kind of behind the eight ball and struggling,” said Edwards, who scored a composed 110-run knock at Windsor Park on Saturday to help West Indies recover from early slump in their second innings.The West Indies, however, were 224 for six on the fourth day, leading the visitors by a mere 81 runs but the debutante said they will make a game out of it.”Indeed, we were behind from the start. It rained on first day and we didn’t put up a good total. But we will try and make a game out of it.”The 26-year-old Edwards, who shared a 161-run stand with senior batsman Shivnarine Chanderpaul (73 not out), said he was a self-motivated person.”It’s good to bat with an experienced guy like Shiv but I am self-inspired. I am driven by my desire to be a pillar of the West Indies cricket,” he said.”In my younger days I saw a bit of Viv (Richards). To be honest, I never saw Viv play a live ball. I only watched the highlights package. But I saw Lara and Hooper.”I am motivated … when you go to supermarket, people tell you can’t play, you can’t do this, you can’t do that. I just see how I can. People should keep telling me I can’t. I don’t get angry with people.advertisement”In all fairness, people grew up seeing West Indies playing great cricket, winning. So it’s kind of hard to swallow this. I sympathize with them. But youngsters need support. You are not going to just come and go boom,” he added. .Edwards said getting to his maiden century and having his father watch it from the stands was a great feeling for him even though he almost threw it away with a near run-out on 99.”That was a terrible thing. I didn’t think about it. I played to mid-off and thought to myself I was quick enough to get there but I didn’t think about shiv. Things though have worked out well and I’m happy,” he said.His century was greeted with warm appreciation by the Indians on the field and Edwards has only good things to say about the visitors, including the batting tips he got from VVS Laxman on the first day.”VVS is a brilliant player. If I had half the ability that VVS has, it will be a good thing. I had a brilliant chat with him the other night. He didn’t say anything that I haven’t heard before but hearing it from him was special,” he said.”As for the Indians being generous in applause, West Indies and Indians go along well. We have a good relationship.”Edwards has been a fan of India’s batting and bowling but he said watching the visitors field in this series has been a revelation.”I admire the team. I have seen them come along. They always had top batsmen and bowlers. They have also become a fielding team.”Edwards was very positive in dealing with the guile of Harbhajan Singh though he admitted he wasn’t very good in dealing with bouncers from Indian pacemen.”I use my feet based on the delivery, whether it’s Harbhajan or whoever. I don’t play names. If I see the ball, I am down there. Initially, I wasn’t getting into great positions but was playing instinctively. Such is life it worked,” he said.Even though Edwards played at number three in this ongoing Test series, he was an opener in the preceding one-day series against India and the Barbadian said he believes in making the most of opportunities that comes his way.”I am a number three batsman but (in the ODIs) the opening slot was vacant. In life, I grab whatever opportunity comes my way,” he said.A feature of Edwards’ knock was the maturity with which he built his innings. “I bat time. I look to bat session by session. In the first innings I was trying to get a start, played 29 balls, and then I was given (wrongly) out. But umpires make mistakes, it’s part of game,” he said.- With inputs from PTI
Steve Waugh is reported to have said some time back that cricket was unwatchable on TV in India. His remarks were perhaps due to the fact that the action on the field was cut off so often by the commercials that there was no continuity to the game, and the flow of the game was interrupted for viewers.There was also the full screen being reduced in the middle of the overs so that a commercial could be slipped in at the corners or the bottom of the TV screen even as the bowler ran in to bowl.The TV broadcasters were only trying to recover the huge investments they had made in bidding for the TV rights, and so it was understandable that they did what they had wanted.This year Indian cricket has new broadcasters and it will be interesting to see how they cover the game even as they try and recover big spending in bagging the TV rights for the next few years.Watching Olympics in England is pretty much the same story, but not by way of the interruption by TV commercials, but by the fact that only those sports where British athletes are participating are covered on TV.Yes, there are many channels which cover all the action, but if you are staying in a hotel, it is tough to get channels other than the ones that the TV there is tuned to.Here again, it is understandable that since London is the host city there would be more emphasis on what their athletes are doing, but the interruption in the coverage of other countries’ matches to switch to one where British teams or athletes are in action does endanger the poor TV screen.advertisementAlso, the TV commentary is so biased that it is stomach turning. Here again, it is understandable that British commentators would want their teams and athletes to win, but to look for conspiracies every time a British athlete doesn’t win is taking it a bit too far.There was one classic instance when the cyclist Mark Cavendish, who was expected to win the gold in his event finished 27th and the TV anchor asked the cycling expert if Cavendish was deliberately blocked by other cyclists.So what did he expect that just because the games are in London and Cavendish was the favourite that other participants should just stand aside and make way for Cavendish to win? In a competitive sport every player will try and take advantage and do whatever is within the rules to try and win. After all, the Olympics come once every four years and nobody is going to give up without a fight.Having said that it was a great experience to go and watch the athletics, maybe, because they could be seen without the bias on TV. Even though there were no Indian athletes on view, it was a heady feeling. When some athletes pulled out because of injury it was easy to feel for them since all their hard work just went up in a puff of dust within nano seconds. Why does this happen despite all the warm-up exercises is hard to explain, but maybe the nerves come into play and send enzymes that stiffen up a muscle and that causes it to snap.There is a big grin on the faces of West Indian cricket supporters after their team beat New Zealand in the first Test and won a Test match against a top team after a fairly long time.It was an all-round effort alright, but it was the opening partnership of over 200 between centurions Chris Gayle and Kieron Powell that gave the team a platform from where they built up a good lead after the Kiwis had scored nearly 400 in their first innings.Gayle then ensured that the team won with plenty to spare as he smashed another half-century in the second innings to take the Windies home. Of course, the bowlers also did their bit with Sunil Narine picking eight wickets in the match and Kemar Roach coming up with a blistering spell in the second innings.The West Indian coach then said that Chris Gayle’s presence in the team has made a huge difference. Had he realised this earlier, Gayle would have been back in the team much before the 18 months that he had to stay out.It is widely believed in the Caribbean that it was Gibson, who couldn’t get along with Gayle. We, in India, know a thing or two about coaches, who think they are bigger than the players and who then manipulate to get their ‘problem player’ out of the team. Oh yes, we do!advertisement