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Limited options to fill up online forms

It's all about making a right choice. Being realistic would help immensely, writes Serena Menon.

india Updated: Jun 16, 2009 01:30 IST
Serena Menon

It's all about making a right choice. Being realistic would help immensely.

In the online admission procedure to junior colleges, students will have to be practical about making their preferences, said experts who have developed the system.

“Students will have to be objective about what they want and what they can get with their merit,” said Madhuri Pethe, principal of ML Dahanukar College and a member of the online admission committee.

With the state Board Class 10 results barely a week away, the efficacy of the online admission process is under speculation.

An important point that students ought to keep in mind while filling the form is that their form will get only two chances before they are assigned a college.

“They have the option of listing 75 colleges, so they will have all the choices,” said Pethe. “But they must set their priorities right, because that reduces chances of switchovers later, reducing a lot of confusion post the first admissions list.”

Once a student’s details are uploaded in the online system, the application will circulate his/her details twice till a college is chosen for admission.

Students can then decide between the two, whichever is higher on his preference list.

The online admission committee is, therefore, urging students to make choices wisely, based on last year’s cut-off percentages.

If a student restricts his options to a set of two colleges that in the past have accepted students with his merit, the system will pick one of the two instead of 10 mediocre colleges.

Meanwhile, the online admission website — http://fyjc.org.in/mumbai — which has received 1,04,684 hits in five days is being readied for the final process.

Students, parents and colleges are busy familiarising themselves with the process to avoid last minute confusion.

They seemed satisfied with the user-friendliness of the site.

“The website is very easy [to navigate] and I do not want any changes to be made to it,” said Radhika Kulkarni, a student of Parle Tilak Vidyalaya.