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Mumbai FYJC admissions: No seats for 9,000 after 4th round

The state’s school education department plans to conduct more rounds in the upcoming days for these students, and will announce the dates this week

mumbai Updated: Aug 06, 2017 01:01 IST
Puja Pednekar
Students allotted seats can finalise their admissions by August 9; they get a day extra on account of Raksha Bandhan on Monday.
Students allotted seats can finalise their admissions by August 9; they get a day extra on account of Raksha Bandhan on Monday.(File photo)

More than 9,000 students have been left without a first year junior college (FYJC) seat after four scheduled rounds of admissions. The state’s school education department plans to conduct more rounds in the upcoming days for these students, and will announce the dates this week. Students allotted seats can finalise their admissions by August 9; they get a day extra on account of Raksha Bandhan on Monday.

Allocations in the fourth merit list were done on Saturday evening, a day earlier than scheduled, but the merit list containing college cut-offs – the minimum marks required for admissions – was announced at night. Of 55,509 applicants, only 46, 128 were allotted seats in this list.

“Technically this was the last admissions round but as many students are left without a seat, the government rules require us to plan a special round,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region. “The admissions core committee will meet with (education minister) Vinod Tawde on Monday to decide how to conduct the special rounds and fix the dates,” said Chavan.

Chavan added that many students were not allotted a seat even once in any round. “We have asked the technical agency to find out how many students were not allotted a single seat. We will need to give them a seat at least once,” said Chavan.

The fate of nearly 10,000 students who did not take up admission even though they were allotted seats in their first-choice colleges also will be decided at the meeting. They were disqualified because it under the new rules, it was mandatory all for students to confirm seats allotted in their most-preferred college.