With the application process for first year junior college (FYJC) closing today, education officials said that over 13,000 students have incomplete forms.
Of the 2.13 lakh aspirants who signed up, 2 lakh filled both forms - registration and option - needed to complete the application process. The rest have till today to complete the process. Over 2.4 lakh had applied last year. “After the deadline, we only allow students to make corrections to the forms. They cannot fill fresh ones. “We urge students to submit the completed applications soon,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.
This year, it is necessary for aspirants to fill online forms, including those seeking quota admissions conducted offline at the college level. This will help track students to ensure colleges are admitting students according to the rules. Chavan said quota students would benefit from online admissions. “If the students get a better seat in the online admissions, he will not need the quota seat,” he added.
Shortage of admissions manuals, schools sell at higher price
Schools were selling admission manuals to FYJC students at a higher price, as most guidance centres in Mumbai had run out of copies.
Students wanting to apply to the online admission process complained that they paid more than Rs 250 for the manuals, which cost Rs 150.
These students were from out-of-state and hence, could not pick up the books from their own schools.
“We approached guidance centres in our neighbourhood to purchase the manual. They directed us to a school in Malad as they had run out.
The school charged more,” said a parent from Mira Road.
Guidance centre officials in Virar and Thane confirmed the depletion of stock.