In a highly debatable move, some pre-university colleges in Bengaluru set higher cut-off for girls citing ‘gender balance’ as the reason.  

The Vice-Chancellor of Christ PU College – Fr Abraham VM – commented on the matter and told Times of India:

Girls are smart, and this is not a new trend. If there is no higher cut-off, the college will have only girls. Higher cut-off is to bring in gender balance.
Times of India

The cut-off for science stream in Christ college is 93.92 percent for girls and 91.04 percent for boys – a substantial difference of 2.88 percent.

The news has been doing rounds on the internet and here are some of the opinions. 

The admission season has already been stressful for students with those with even 85 per cent of marks failing to get into good colleges.