Almost 30,000 students who did not approach junior colleges for admissions after the first merit list, have been left out of the admission procedure. The second merit list declared on Monday does not include these students, according to an official from the office of the deputy director of education (DYDE).
“These 30,000 students are among 62,000 students who did not seek admission after the first merit list. The rest of them have taken admission into junior colleges through minority or management quota,” said the official. About 1.84 lakh students were allocated seats in the first merit list announced on June 27.
The official said that some students might have voluntarily stayed away from admissions as they wanted to join vocational courses. However, for those students who missed the admissions, the DYDE may hold a separate counselling after the third merit list is declared.
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“We are planning to conduct a counselling session for the students who missed out on admissions at the end of the admission process but a decision is yet to be taken,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education.
More than 59,000 students were allotted seats in the second merit list, of which around 37,039 students were allocated seats in colleges higher up on their preference than in the first round.
These students will have to cancel their earlier admission on July 5, 7 and 8 before taking admission in a different college. Over 10,000 students were allotted seats in a college they had marked as their first preference.
The cut-off percentages reduced marginally from the first merit list. For admission to Arts stream at St Xavier’s, the cut off dropped by 0.4 percent at 94 percent. For HR College of Commerce and Economics, the cut-off dropped to 92.6 percent from 93.4 percent.
At KC College, where almost 70 percent of the seats have been filled, the cut-off for Arts is 84.2 percent, for Science 87.6 and for Commerce 90.
“There might be a slight change in number of students admitted when students get better options in the second merit list,” said Manju Nichani, principal of KC College.
The cut-off for KPB Hinduja College has reduced from 86.2 percent to 85 percent.