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FYJC admissions in Maharashtra: 74,000 students secure seats on Thursday

mumbai Updated: Jul 15, 2017 10:50 IST
Puja Pednekar
Puja Pednekar
Hindustan Times
Mumbai city news,FYJC,Maharashtra

Students chacek merit list at a city college. (File photo )

Of the 1.56 lakh students who were allotted seats in the first round of admissions for first year junior college, almost 50% confirmed their seats on Thursday evening. However, the education department has extended the deadline for paying fees till Friday 12pm. Of the 1.56 lakh students who were alloted seats, 74,694 students completed their admissions on Thursday itself.

On Thursday, applicants received an SMS stating that the deadline has been extended. The message reads: “Dear candidate, as the college allotted to you was your first choice in the option form, you are requested to take admission in the allotted college before 14-07-2017, 12:05 pm.”

Owing to technical problems, the merit list which was to be out on Monday at 5pm, was postponed to 7pm and later pushed back till after midnight. Students were finally allotted seats at 1 am on Tuesday, while colleges were able to access it only after 11 am.

Even after this, the colleges had trouble uploading students’ information onto the admissions portal. In some colleges, these problems continued till Wednesday afternoon.

“We could use the additional time to complete admissions. We were unable to upload data on the website till afternoon, and as a result, we could confirm only a few admissions,” said Kavita Rege, principal, Sathaye College, Vile Parle, in which cut-offs dropped this year.

HT had reported on Thursday that the education department could extend the deadline by a day owing to the delay in publishing the first merit list.

“The extra time is for students to complete their admissions. It will won’t be extended further. Colleges will have to submit details of all the students admitted by tomorrow and a list of vacant seats will be put out by evening,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.

College authorities said a large number of admissions have been completed.

“We don’t expect many students to turn up on Friday, as 90% of students allotted to us have confirmed their admissions. The remaining students must be waiting for a different college,” said Vidyadhar Joshi, vice principal, VG Vaze College, Mulund.

First Published: Jul 13, 2017 14:57 IST