30,000 FYJC students have not claimed seats

  • Puja Pednekar, Hindustan Times, Mumbai
  • Updated: Jul 19, 2016 00:37 IST
Over 15,500 students were allotted seats in the fourth and final merit list released on Monday. (HT FILE )

Students left without a seat in the online admissions to first year junior college (FYJC) will be admitted through the management quota.

Five per cent of seats in colleges are to be filled at the discretion of the management but the department will ask colleges to allot the seats to needy students.

Out of the 2.2 lakh applicants, around 1.53 lakh were admitted in the three rounds of admissions and 35,000 took admission through minority, in-house and management quota. Over 15,500 students were allotted seats in the fourth and final merit list released on Monday.

Two students were not allotted a seat in the previous rounds and over 30,000 students did not report for admissions because they did not want to enroll in the college allotted to them. The education department will help the students find seats. They will be admitted to colleges allotted to them if there are vacant seats or through the quota. “Since there is no offline admission for general category students this year, we will have to accommodate the leftover students in the management quota,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region. A special round is likely to be held on July 28 and 29 for those who did not register or submitted incomplete applications.

More than half — 865 out of 1,466 colleges — did not release a fourth list as all their seats are filled in the third round and cut-offs dipped marginally in the remaining colleges. St Xavier’s College, Fort, did not come up with a fourth list for arts, while its science cut-offs dropped to 87.2%, two points lower than the earlier list. Sathaye College, Vile Parle, has filled its arts seats and science cut-offs dipped to 89.6% from 90%.

Pace Junior Science Colleges in Andheri, Nerul and Borivli did not have a fourth list. “Our seats filled after the third round,” said Kawal Gupta, manager of the institutes.

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