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Second round of admissions may be smoother

The second round of admissions for the remaining over 1.63 lakh seats in junior colleges is likely to be smoother, officials said.

india Updated: Jul 24, 2009 01:14 IST

The second round of admissions for the remaining over 1.63 lakh seats in junior colleges is likely to be smoother, officials said.

Several glitches in the online admission process created anxiety in confusion in the first round, which ended on Tuesday.

The second merit list will be announced on Saturday, instead of Friday, because officials are still discussing how to accommodate the 46,000-odd students who have not accepted admissions to the colleges they were allotted in the first round.

In addition to these students, slightly more than 1.68 lakh students are yet to be allotted colleges.

Of the 1.23 lakh students who were allotted seats in the first round, slightly more than 76,000 students have accepted.

“It’s hard to predict the cut-offs because we don’t know whether the state will accommodate the students left from the first list now or later,” said Suhas Pednekar, principal, Ruia College.

“But it might be smoother than last time,” he added.

The state has guaranteed it will somehow accommodate the 46,000-odd students who did not accept offers in the first round.

On requests from several parents and students, the deputy director of education gave students an extra day to accept admission offers, which has delayed the entire junior college admission schedule by a day.