AT LEAST 234 students have applied for fresh admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) seats, even after 12 rounds of centralised admissions that ran until the first week of October. The new applications have left officials perplexed. This year has seen the highest number of rounds of admissions for FYJC seats so far. This is because the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) committee continuously received complaints by students about not getting desired colleges.
Given the decision by the state government on orders of the High Court to fill all seats online, the admissions process was inordinately delayed due to multiple rounds of online admissions. Despite this, nearly 234 students have now sent applications for fresh admissions to the Deputy Director of Education, Pune, who heads the CAP committee. CAP officials have vehemently denied rumours that these admissions are being done offline in backdoor operations.
The rumours allege that forms were filled by the CAP committee without declaring the process officially or putting up details online. “If students come to us with complaints or requests for admissions, we cannot directly deny them. That’s why we got forms filled so we can send them to the state government. Some students have said that they did not fill the form even once while some students said that they took admission in diploma courses but couldn’t cope up there,” said Meenakshi Raut, assistant director of education, Pune.
Raut said that these students are now asking for admissions but the process had been declared closed for this academic year.
“Half the academic year is already over, so we are not sure what to do with these students,” said Raut.
She added that CAP officials have written to the state government asking for directions as to whether these students should be asked to wait till next academic year or if they are to be adjusted in this year.