The online junior college admission website will open for form submissions for SSC students the day the Secondary School Certificate (SSC) results are declared, education department officials said on Tuesday.
It is likely, however, that students from other boards, which have already declared the Class 10 board exam results, will be allowed to submit their forms on the website a few days before the SSC results are announced.
The department will issue the full admission schedule with the dates of each of the college merit lists and the deadlines for payment of fees on the day the SSC results are announced.
“We are hoping that the admission process will be faster and better than last year. We hope to complete admissions within 30 days,” said an official from the education department requesting anonymity. This is the third year of the online admissions process.
The online admission website (http://fyjc.org.in) opened on May 16 for students to begin filling their application forms. Submission dates will be announced later.
This year, students are hoping for a litigation-free admission season with the state government persisting with the Best-Five policy it had announced last year. The matter is awaiting a final hearing in the Supreme Court, which had, in an interim order last year, extended the scheme to ICSE students. (See box)
“For the past three years children were suffering during admissions, but hopefully this year, for the first time after a long time, students will have peace,” said CR Pathak, principal of HVB Academy in Marine Lines.
Meanwhile, the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) reiterated, through a circular dated June 6, the admission procedure for CBSE students applying to junior colleges in Maharashtra.
CBSE students were given grades instead of marks this year, with their report cards detailing grades on various parameters. The board exam was only one element of the report.
“The CBSE will give marks… to all its affiliated schools in Maharashtra to enable them to put the same on the students’ application forms,” said a circular issued by the CBSE.
Diploma courses in management to have online admission process
mumbai: Private unaided business schools running autonomous post-graduate management diploma courses (PGDBM) will conduct centralised online admissions this year.
The Consortium of Management Education (COME) comprises 52 business schools in the state, mainly located in Mumbai and Pune. The institutes came together after the All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE) issued a notification stating that admissions to their courses will be governed by the state. The Consortium moved the Bombay high court, which allowed them to conduct their own admissions this year.
The admission criteria will be marks obtained in the written common entrance exams (CAT/ MAT/ XAT/ ATMA MHT-CET) and the group discussion and personal interview.
“Two rounds of centralised admission will be held. In the first round, if a student is allotted a seat in any of his first five options, he must take it. If a choice from the lower options is allotted, the student can participate in the second round,” said Apoorva Palkar, executive president of the Consortium.
If seats go vacant after the admission rounds, the consortium may conduct a common entrance test to fill them.
“We have already approached the Pravesh Niyantran Samiti (the state-appointed admission committee) for permission to conduct our own CET,” added Palkar.
Fees to these courses can range anywhere between 1.5 lakh to 5 lakh. Students will be charged Rs750 for the online process (www.comeassociation.org). Group discussions and personal interviews for Maharashtra students will be held at the five venues in Mumbai and Pune.