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Fewer junior college seats available for online process

Fewer junior college seats will be available through the online process this year, with seats increasing in the in-house, minority and management quota categories, admissions for which are conducted offline.

mumbai Updated: Apr 27, 2012 02:20 IST
Bhavya Dore

Fewer junior college seats will be available through the online process this year, with seats increasing in the in-house, minority and management quota categories, admissions for which are conducted offline.

While overall the number of seats has dipped marginally, by 75 seats - from 2,65,052 in 2011, to 2,64,977 this year - the number of seats available through the online admissions process has fallen by more than 5,000 seats. While last year 1,54,479 seats were available through the online process, that figure has fallen to 1,49,415 this year. In contrast, the number of minority, management and in-house quota seats has gone up from 1,10,573 last year to 1,15,562 this year.

"However, some of these seats will get surrendered during the course of the online process," said an education department official. "While last year colleges surrendered more seats at the outset, this year they will do so later."

This year, bifocal admissions for both the science and commerce streams will be conducted along with general streams. Junior college admission booklets are in the mean time ready, and will be reaching education department offices within the next two days, said officials. The junior college admissions website for students to fill in their forms on a trial basis is likely to become functional by the second week of May.