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FYJC admissions in Maharashtra: Portal may reopen for one hour today

Mumbai city news: The department will open the online link for admissions once again on Saturday if colleges want to admit more students. Of the 1.56 lakh seats allotted in the first round, 79, 474 have filled so far. More than 76,000 seats remain unclaimed. 

mumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2017 12:51 IST
Puja Pednekar
Education authorities met state officials on Friday morning to discuss further extension of the deadline to complete pending admissions.
Education authorities met state officials on Friday morning to discuss further extension of the deadline to complete pending admissions.(HT)

More than 470 students secured their first year junior college (FYJC) seats in the extra time given by the state’s school education on Friday.

The department will open the online link for admissions once again on Saturday if colleges want to admit more students. Of the 1.56 lakh seats allotted in the first round, 79, 474 have filled so far. More than 76,000 seats remain unclaimed. 

Although admissions were open till 12 noon on Friday, many colleges were unable to upload details of students who finalised their seats and paid the fee before the deadline. Some students complained that they missed the deadline because of long queues outside colleges. 

Education authorities met state officials on Friday morning to discuss further extension of the deadline to complete pending admissions. In the meeting, it was decided that the admission link will be opened for an hour on Saturday morning, but the technical partner, Nysa, gave Mumbai colleges’, 30 minutes from 5pm to 5.30pm on Friday evening to finish uploading data. 

“We were flooded with requests to extend the admission deadline once again,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region. “Many colleges had not finished uploading all their students’ information on the system in time, so we requested the government for more time.” 

Chavan added that most colleges had completed their work when the link was reopened on Friday evening. “If we get any more requests, we will keep the link open for an hour on Saturday morning too,” he said. 

Many students across the city couldn’t meet the deadline till the evening.

A parent from Bandra complained that a college had told her that admissions could be secured till 3pm, while the actual deadline was 12.05pm. “When we went to the college around 2pm, the staff rudely told us that the admissions were closed,” she said. 

Another said that although they went to the college in time for the admission, the paperwork took a long time. “We reached college around 11am, but had to go back to the bank for some work. By the time we returned, the admissions had closed,” said the parent, whose son scored 85%. “He got through the college of his choice but will be disqualified from the process if he doesn’t get admitted in time. 

More than 75,937 students remained unreported even though they were allotted seats. Among them, only those who did not receive their first preference will be able to wait for the upcoming admission rounds. Nearly 800 students cancelled their admissions and moved to Industrial Training Institutes (ITIs), while 242 were rejected for not having the required documents.