Mumbai, Aug. 31 -- As the University of Mumbai (MU) released the third and final merit list for undergraduate (UG) degree courses on Monday evening, at least one coveted college in the city added extra divisions to select courses this year owing to the increase in demand.

St Xavier's College in south Mumbai, a popular destination for students, has added an extra division of 65 seats each in self-financed courses including bachelor of mass media (BMM) and management studies (BMS) to incorporate a high number of applications for these courses.

"The government gave us a letter stating that being an autonomous institute we need not go through the regular process for permission to start a new course or new division to the existing numbers. Thi...