Following the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results declared Tuesday, the online application process for admissions to First Year Junior College (FYJC) began Wednesday and will go on till June 25. This year, there is an intake capacity of 2,83,722 for 3,05,912 aspirants in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR).
Though the intake capacity for admissions to FYJC has increased by 11,680 seats, the competition to secure a seat and a course of choice is still going to be tougher as junior college principals predict rise in the cut-off marks for admissions.
Madhavi Pethe, principal, M L Dahanukar College of Commerce at Vile Parle, said, “Our merit lists generally close at 89-90 per cent for the open category. Considering the results this year, we are expecting to see a considerable rise in the cut-off list, at least by two per cent.”
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Sunil Mantri, principal, Narsee Monjee College of Commerce and Economics, said, “ The competition is getting tougher as students have been scoring very well. Such remarkable results are definitely going to affect cut-offs. Choosing a good college in line with the marks they have scored will help them in getting admissions in a college of their choice.”
Despite the predicted increase in cut-offs, students need not panic. There has been an increase in the number of first-year junior college seats in the city as compared to 2013. There are now 38,559 seats for arts, 1,180 more than the last year. Similarly, for science and commerce, the seats have gone up to 84,216 and 1,60,947 respectively – an increase of 5,320 and 5,180 respectively.
Thewebsite http://fyic.ore.in/mumbai was made operational since April 24, 2014, for the online admissions to FYJC classes across the MMR. Meanwhile, offline admissions for minority and management quota in the colleges too began on June 18.
However, after the quota admissions are over on June 27, the institutes will have to surrender the vacant quota seats to the education department, following which these quota seats will be included in the online admission process.