With the first round of FYJC online admission ending on Thursday,over 25,000 students are awaiting admissions to junior colleges. These students are now looking forward to the second merit list to be declared on June 30 ,with the hope that the cut-offs marks will fall.
According to the figures submitted by the office of the Deputy Director of Education (Schools),almost 1.72 lakh students were allotted seats across all boards in the Mumbai metropolitan region ( MMR). However only 1,060,56 students confirmed by Thursday evening with junior colleges that they were allotted seats in the first merit list. This means that the 65,999 students who have yet to confirm their seats even on the last day of the first round of online admissions will be automatically out of the online admission process for not securing the seats they were allotted.
Students were supposed to take provisional admissions and confirm the seats as per rule. This would have kept them in the online process which would have allowed them get a seat in a college of their choice in the second list. Furthermore not all students who have not confirmed their seats in the first merit list will be out of online admission process. There may be students who must have got admissions in the offline (Quota) process and so would have preferred not to secure admission through online process, said N B Chavan,deputy director of school education.
The online admission process this year is going smoothly without any major ruckus. Last year and in 2011 we had experienced little chaos. With each year the process is improving, said Chavan.
However,this year only 20 per cent students out of the total number of students who were allotted seats in the first round managed to get a place in the college of their choice. Out of the total 1,72,055 students who had been allotted seats in the first merit list only 43,549 students had got admission to colleges according to their preference list.
While total 3,01,004 students (freshers and repeaters) passed out SSC exams from Mumbai this year,only 1,91,673 students had applied for online admissions. for 2.77 lakh intake capacity in junior colleges. The department had received a total 1,97,289 applications including SSC and non state board students for 2.77 lakh intake capacity in junior colleges.