FYJC admissions in Mumbai: Only 25% seats vacant after first round
Mumbai city news: Out of 1.59 lakh seats available in the general category, 1.19 lakh were filled by Saturday evening.cities Updated: Jul 17, 2017 14:55 IST
Only 25% seats in the first year junior college (FYJC) admissions remained vacant after the first round, which ended on Saturday, indicating higher cut-offs-the minimum marks for admissions- in the second merit list, which will be declared on Thursday.
Out of 1.59 lakh seats available in the general category, 1.19 lakh were filled by Saturday evening. A list of vacant seats across colleges was uploaded on the admissions website to help students make informed choices in the upcoming second round.
The student registration link on the website was reopened in the morning for students to make changes in their application forms for the second round. Students can change their streams or order of preference till July 18.
Most of the coveted colleges have filled majority of their seats especially in the commerce stream, which is popular among students. At HR College, Churchgate, only 22 seats remain in the commerce stream, while RA Podar has only four vacancies for the next rounds. ML Dahanukar, Vile Parle has eight in general category.
At St Xavier’s Fort, there are barely 7 seats in arts and 41 in science, while Ramnivas Ruia, Matunga has 8 and 16 seats in arts and science in the general category. VG Vaze Kelkar College, Mulund has 14 seats each in arts and commerce, and 25 in science.
“Cut-offs are likely to rise in commerce and science,” said Vidyadhar Joshi, vice-principal of the college. He added that arts cut-offs will fall in the fourth round, after leftover seats from reserved category will be added to the general seats. “Generally, commerce and science have lot of students applying for reservation, but in arts there are only a few students.”
Meanwhile, confusion reigned throughout the day as the department did not open the portal for colleges to complete pending admissions of the first round. On Friday, the department had said that they would consider opening it for an hour if they receive requests from colleges.
“We decided not to keep the portal open because all the colleges completed uploading their students details by Friday evening. We did not get any more requests from colleges,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.
According to the department over 10,000 students had not taken admission by Friday, despite being allotted their first preference. But the department said this number will be cleared once colleges upload all their data.