Students seeking admission under the in-house, minority or management quota for the first year of junior college (FYJC) will have to fill in applications in the colleges of their choice as well as the online admission forms, the deputy directorate of education, Mumbai region, said on Saturday.
The advisory was issued as it was seen that most of them were making mistakes while applying for admissions.
Although it is compulsory for all FYJC aspirants to first fill the online admission forms this year, the directorate said that students interested in quota seats will also have to approach the colleges individually.
“We found that when we asked students whether they want to apply under the open category or reserved quota this year, students wanting to apply for quota are merely selecting the quota option and not approaching the colleges after that,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.
Chavan said students will not be able to get admission to quota seats online. “We had asked quota students to register online so that we have a record of how many students are seeking quota admissions,” said Chavan. “But the admissions for the quota seats will be done offline at the college-level and so students also need to apply to that specific college on their own.”
He said that they have asked quota students to apply for online admissions so that in case a high-scoring student gets a seat through the online process in the college of their choice, they will not need to apply for a quota seat.
Meanwhile, around 1.44 lakh students had applied for FYJC online admissions as of Saturday evening. Among them, 1.16 lakh students completed their entire application process by filling both applications (part 1) and option form (part 2).