The long wait of over 5000 students for the sixth round of FYJC admissions is finally over as the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) committee officials declared Thursday that the admissions would begin from Monday, August 24, at Tilak Road’s SP College.
After the fifth round of admissions, at least 10,561 seats were vacant and a total of 5277 students filled forms for change of college, citing reasons like geographical distance, aided courses etc. Some students had not even filled forms and were waiting for fresh admissions. The CAP committee, initially, was to hold the sixth counselling round on August 6. However, it was cancelled due to an ongoing high court case over online FYJC admissions.
After a wait of several days, the HC order in the case was uploaded on the website Wednesday and it gave permission for holding the sixth round of online admissions.
Deputy director of education (Pune) Ramchandra Jadhav Thursday said that the sixth round would be a counselling round. Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited will prepare a merit list of the students as per their marks and declare it on the website http://pune.fyjc.org.in as well as send an SMS to the registered numbers of students on Friday. “Instead of allotting admissions online and informing students, this time we will hold a session where all parents and students will be asked to be physically present at SP College. We have fixed different assembly halls for different streams. According to the merit of the students, they will be allotted numbers and called in batches of 50 at a time. Students having highest percentages will be in the first batch and similarly, we will go on in a descending order till the last student. A LCD screen will be displayed to show college wise list of vacant seats and cut-offs. The students can choose which college they want and confirm their admission, after which that seat will be taken off the list. The screen will be updated and flashed to other gathered parents and students. We will continue this till the last admission is done. Two officers from MKCL will be present in each assembly hall,” said Jadhav.
Education officer Meenakshi Raut said that students would be asked to report to the assembly hall at a specific time by SMS and they should adhere to it to avoid a rush. “There will be at least 10 members of the CAP committee in each hall and it will take about two hours to admit 50 students. We are hoping to finish the process by August 25 but we can extend it by one more day if needed,” she said.
The officials added that it was important for the students to take a computerised receipt of the admissions secured by them and the admissions given under the sixth round would not be cancelled under any circumstances.
“We will send the list of admissions after round 6 to the colleges, asking them to confirm these admissions and cancellations, if any. However, it must be noted that no college can charge more than Rs 200 for cancelling the admission and if they charge more, students should complain to us and such colleges will face punitive action. For example, in one case at Hadapsar’s Cygnet Public School, we have learned that fees were not being returned. We are sending a show cause notice and will take further action,” added Jadhav.
Schedule on Aug 24 and 25
Science Students: Lady Ramabai Assembly Hall, SP College
Arts Students: Sant Dnyaneshwar Assembly Hall, Room No 27, 1st floor, SP College
Commerce Student: Tilak Shikshan College’s Assembly Hall, SP College Campus (entry towards Lokmanya Nagar)
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