As the final chance to get admission in the colleges of choice for Standard XI aspirants is drawing to a close, chaos was witnessed at the three guidance centres notified by the officials of the Centralised Admission Process (CAP). With thousands of students rushing to fill their forms and only three centres available to confirm them, it was a chaotic situation on Monday prompting the CAP committee to take some quick decisions.
According to the earlier declared schedule, the students eligible for reservations under various categories or students of outside boards or cities, have to first finish their online form by confirming it, get a print out and get it approved at three centres — Sadhana College, Hadapsar; NMV Junior college, Bajirao Road and Prerana Junior College, Nigdi. It’s only after approval that the forms are considered final.
“Considering the huge rush of students at these centres on Monday, we decided that forms will now be approved at the nine zonal centres mentioned in CAP admission booklet or the regional centres. Besides, those students who come from schools in Pune or Pimpri-Chinchwad, can visit their schools and we are opening the link for headmasters to approve the forms,” said Meenakshi Raut, assistant director of education, Pune.
Even as Tuesday is the last date for students to re-select list of choice colleges for first year junior college (FYJC), officials have issued a slew of last minute instructions for students and parents to remember while filling the list.
“The current round of admissions is for two types of students — the first category is those students who have complaints about far off colleges got
only one betterment option so far or 142 students who didn’t get a single allotment despite filling online forms and the second category is students
who had not yet filled online forms even once or forms were incomplete. Category 1 students can log on to the website and use the old form number as log in ID, if they forget the password it can be recovered on the website. Students have to only fill Part 2 of the form choosing a minimum five colleges and maximum 15 and submit and confirm them. Students of other boards, other cities or under reservations have to get form approved,” said Jyoti Gaikwad, CAP committee official.
Students of Category 2 who have not yet filled the form can buy CAP booklets to get log in ID from three colleges — Hadapsar’s S M Joshi College, Laxmi Road’s Huzurpaga School and Akurdi’s Shri Mhalsakant Junior College. These students have to fill both Part 1 and Part 2 of the online form. Those who only wish to change their faculty or medium of instruction need not fill the entire form and will find the option to change faculty when they open Part 2.
Students whose forms were left incomplete need to complete the form wherever necessary and submit and confirm it.
She said while 20,000-odd seats are vacant in various junior colleges from the earlier tally of seats, students must also take into account that 23 new junior colleges have been given approvals whose details are not available in the CAP booklet but can be accessed on the online website.