Deadline for securing FYJC seats in Mumbai may get extended till Friday 12pm

Mumbai city news: Maharashtra school education department will take final call depending on the number of students confirming their seats by Thursday afternoon

mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2017 14:57 IST
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Students check a merit list at a city college. (HT file )

Owing to several delays and problems faced while declaring the first merit list on Tuesday, the school education department is considering to give students extra time to secure seats allotted to them for the first year junior college (FYJC) admissions. The deadline for paying fees and finalising seats could be extended till 12pm Friday.

The final decision will be taken depending on the number of students confirming their seats by Thursday afternoon, which is the last day for admissions officially.

Sources said the extra time is needed because the officials faced several problems while declaring the first merit list. Though the list was suppose to be out on Monday at 5pm, it was deferred till 7pm. While the list was finally declared and seats were alloted at 1am, the colleges were able to access the list after 11am. However, colleges faced issues while uploading students’ information on the admissions portal. In some colleges, the problem lasted till Wednesday afternoon.

“We were unable to upload data on the website till afternoon, as a result we could confirm only a few admissions,” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle.

Students said the want the deadline to be extended, as many of them are still running from pillar-to-post to submit documents necessary for securing admissions. Those applying from other states are facing difficulties.

“My nephew studied in Assam. His results have been declared online, but will receive his original mark sheet in August,” said an applicant’s uncle.

He said that the college allotted to his nephew is refusing admission on the basis of the online mark sheet.

Officials said they are considering extending the deadline if the number of admissions remain low on Thursday as well.

“Though we announced the first merit list late on Tuesday, it is well within the deadline set for admissions which began at 10am. If all the admissions do not get confirmed by Thursday afternoon, we will ask the education minister to extend the deadline ,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.

On Tuesday, the state’s school education department had asked colleges to confirm admissions by asking students to access the online admissions portal and show the college authorities their seat allocation message. “We asked students to show us the message on their phone or print outs,” said Ashok Wadia, principal, Jai Hind College, Churchgate.

First Published: Jul 13, 2017 10:06 IST