MORE THAN 64 per cent seats in city junior colleges remained vacant after the second special round of allocation was announced on Tuesday.
Only 22,273 applicants were allocated seats in junior colleges against an availability of 62,754 seats.
According to sources in the education department, several seats may remain vacant after the third special round as the number of seats is much higher than the applications. For the second round, the department had received a little over 25,000 applications.
“Every year, several seats remain vacant,” said an official from the education department.
“In the third round, some more seats will be filled by students who had appeared for the betterment exams,” he said.
In the second special round, more than 14,000 students were allotted seats in the Commerce stream, 6,452 in Science stream and 1,440 in Arts.
Over 3,400 applicants were not allotted any seat in this round. However the official said these applicants had already been allotted seats in earlier rounds.
“They had opted for better colleges which do not have vacancies. Hence, these applicants have not been allotted seats in this round,” said the official. Those allotted seats have to confirm their admissions on August 24 and 26.