Beginning this academic year,the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students who had appeared for school-based examination instead of the central board examination for class X will be admitted to junior colleges run by the state board. Earlier,these students were barred from junior colleges by the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) due to difficulties in deciding the equivalence of merit of central board students who will be transferring to the state board. These students had to compulsorily opt for the local CBSE-run junior colleges.On Thursday,the state government has issued a circular directing us to admit these students in the state board-run junior colleges. This decision has been taken only for the current educational year, said Bhimrao Phadtare,Deputy Director of Education. Officials said that these 100-odd students can be accommodated as thousand of seats lie vacant every year.