Junior college admissions: 7,000 Mumbai students fail to confirm first-list seats

Students may now get seats depending on vacancies after all rounds are completed. 

mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2018 12:08 IST
Ankita Bhatkhande
Ankita Bhatkhande
Hindustan Times
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This year, 35,785 students were allotted colleges of their first preference, of which only 27,692 confirmed their admission. (HT File Photo)

More than 7,000 students, who were allotted their first preference, failed to confirm their first-year junior college (FYJC) seats in the city, losing the chance to seek admission in the next two rounds.

This year, 35,785 students were allotted colleges of their first preference, of which only 27,692 confirmed their admission.

According to the new admission norms that came into effect from 2017, it is mandatory for students who have been allotted colleges of their first preference to take admission.

Students had time till Wednesday evening to confirm their seat.

“Many students didn’t confirm their seats, even after being told that they would be out of the admission rounds if they fail to do so. Many students with good scores will now miss out on the next rounds,” said Rajendra Ahire, deputy director, school education.

“Once the three rounds are over, we will consider their cases on a first-come-first-served basis. They will be allotted seats depending on the vacancies at that time,” Ahire said.

Admissions of more than 200 students, who got the college of their choice, were rejected owing to inadequacies.

In the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR), more than 50,000 students confirmed their seats for Class 11 until Wednesday evening.

This means, there are at least 2.5 lakh seats up for grabs in the upcoming rounds. The second merit list will be declared on July 16.

First Published: Jul 13, 2018 12:08 IST