Updated: August 6, 2021 4:33:33 pm
With admissions opening up for undergraduate courses across colleges in the city, parents and students have been complaining of technical issues and lack of clarity in the application procedure.
A recurrent issue which crops up is that several colleges ask for a domicile certificate, which many local students do not have. “We have been residents of Maharashtra since birth and never felt the need for it, so we don’t have a domicile certificate. But the online admission forms insist on details of the certificate. We have been calling up colleges to get this resolved and some have made changes to forms,” said a parent of one of the applicants.
At Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, where admission forms for FYBA, FYBCom are being accepted till August 20, principal Hrishikesh Soman said they have removed the requirement for domicile details from online forms. The college offers an interdisciplinary BCom course with liberal arts and another BCom course with accounting and finance. “Since the number of students scoring above 90 per cent is high, competition will be tougher. Students should weigh their choices carefully and keep multiple options open,” he said.
Parents are also complaining of lack of clarity regarding the admission process. As of Friday morning, there were no details regarding the procedure on the websites of Ness Wadia Commerce College, Baburao Gholap College, Sinhgad College of Science and several other institutions.
Dr Rajendra Zunjarrao, Principal of the autonomous Modern College in Shivajinagar, said the college will request for additional seats this year. “The overall pass percentage has gone up by 9 per cent, and even high scorers are many in number. I think that this year all colleges, especially the coveted ones, will need at least a 20 per cent extra intake capacity,” he said. Online admissions are open here till August 14.
While most colleges decide admissions based on Class 12 scores, some are conducting separate entrance exams for courses that are high in demand but have limited seats. For instance, the autonomous Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce in Pune is conducting an online entrance exam on August 13 and 14. Its principal Seema Purohit has clarified that while preparing the merit list, 60 per cent weightage will be given to the entrance test score, 20 per cent to Class 12 marks and 20 per cent to Class 10 marks.
Form submission: Till Aug 17
Display of general list of applicants: Aug 21
Submission of queries: Aug 23
First merit list: Aug 26
Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Commerce
Online registration: Until midnight, Aug 8
First merit list: 5pm on Aug 9
Verification, paying fees and confirming admission: Aug 9-13
Second merit list: 5pm on Aug 14
Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce (BMCC)
Online form submission: Midnight, Aug 15
Online entrance exam: Date to be declared on college website
Sir Parashurambhau (SP) College
Online admission (FYBA): Until Aug 14
Merit list: 5pm on Aug 18
Abasaheb Garware College
Online admission: From Aug 9
Nowrosjee Wadia College
Online admission: From Aug 7 to 5pm on Aug 14
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