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First year junior college: Second merit list for admissions to be announced on July 19

Pune-based Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, which runs educational institutions in Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra, filed a writ petition against allowing minority colleges to surrender their vacant quota seats in the middle.

pune Updated: Jul 17, 2018 17:04 IST
Ankita Bhatkhande
Ankita Bhatkhande
Hindustan Times, Pune
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The students in Pune are worried that the delay in the admission process could cause a lag of few months.(HT FILE PHOTO )

The second merit list for admissions to first-year junior colleges (FYJC), which was scheduled to be out at 11am on Monday, has been postponed to July 19. The decision comes in the backdrop of a recent order of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court while hearing litigation on the surrender of quota seats by minority colleges.

Pune-based Shikshan Prasarak Mandali, which runs educational institutions in Mumbai and other cities in Maharashtra, filed a writ petition against allowing minority colleges to surrender their vacant quota seats in the middle. On July 12, justice ZA Haq and BP Dharmadhikari passed an order on the petition stating: “We direct the respondents [state government] to continue allotment of CAP students to non-minority institutes and after it is completed, the students, if available,shall be allotted minority institutes against such surrendered seats as an interim measure”.

FYJC ADMISSIONS - 2ND MERIT LIST ON JULY 19
The second merit list for admissions to First Year Junior Colleges (FYJC), scheduled to be out on Monday has been postponed to July 19. Decision in backdrop of an order of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay High Court on Monday while hearing litigation on the surrender of quota seats in junior colleges.
WHAT STUDENTS HAVE TO DO NOW?
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Students who have secured their admissions under quotas or general admission round need not do anything
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Students who have still not been allotted any college/who are waiting to get a college of their choice can wait for the second round which would start on July 19
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Students who have applied in the general admission rounds but still want to apply under any of the quotas can now do so
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Those students who haven’t secured admission despite getting a college of their first preference or those who want to change their stream would only be allowed to do so after the third admission round
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The education department has not clarified whether the entire admission schedule will be postponed. There will be four admission rounds after which remaining students will be allotted colleges on FCFS (first-come/first-serve)

This means, the surrendered quota seats submitted by colleges will be returned to them. Colleges can fill these seats with quota students till the last round. If seats remain vacant even after that, they can be opened for other students. “Now the whole seat matrix will change, handling which requires some time. We are pushing the list to July 19,” said an official from the state education department.

This is the second such deferment in the admission schedule this year. The education department had earlier extended the period to secure admissions in the first round by three days owing to the heavy rain in Mumbai.

Delay worries students

The students in Pune are worried that the delay in the admission process could cause a lag of few months. “It would be very difficult to catch up with the other students. Also, many prominent colleges will have maximum of their seats filled in the first round itself,” said Sheetal Tambe, a student.

“These situations are unforeseen which cannot be avoided. All we have to do is make adequate adjustments,” said Teresa David, principal of Laxmanrao Apte Prashala, Deccan Gymkhana.

Meenakshi Raut, deputy director, education department said, “The decision has been taken due to technical issues following the Nagpur bench’s order. The entire process needs revision for which adequate time is need. This will be soon resolved and we assure that it will not affect the rest of the procedure.”

First Published: Jul 17, 2018 15:19 IST