FYJC: 100 colleges in Pune have vacant seats after round 2 of Class 11 admissions
The Common Admission Process (CAP) committee, however, claims to have completed almost 70% of admissions. Including those in quota admissions, almost 42,000 seats have been filled till now.Updated: Aug 02, 2017, 15:37 IST
With two rounds of first year junior college (FYJC) Class 11 admissions completed, and the third round making its way, more than 100 colleges in Pune await confirmation for their seats. However, the Common Admission Process (CAP) committee claims to have completed almost 70% of admissions but the seats remain vacant.
As per reports shared by the committee heading the centralised admission procedure, a total of 15 colleges sealed their gates and closed admissions after all their seats were confirmed post the second round, while more than 100 colleges await confirmation. Including those in quota admissions, almost 42,000 seats have been filled till now.
In the third list, a total of 14,392 students were allotted seats. As per the CAP authorities, this reflects completion of almost 60 to 70% admissions.
The CAP guidelines strictly made it mandatory for students who were allotted their first preference to confirm their seats, while those allotted as per their second to 10th preference could go to the next round, if they please. The students with first preference colleges who did not confirm those seats were pulled out of the procedure.
Dinkar Temkar, chairman of CAP committee, said that the colleges with vacant seats will be filled in the following two rounds. “There are many students who are yet to be admitted, so there will not be many seats left vacant in the coming rounds,” he added. In total, the process is to be completed in four rounds.
The third merit list, released on July 29, will be open for student confirmation till August 1 and the next day, the list of vacant seats will be released by the committee. As many as 14,672 admissions were confirmed in the first round, while in the second round 10,531 students confirmed their seats.
However, some students despite being allotted colleges had cancelled their admissions, as many were looking to apply for diploma in engineering courses or to switch boards.
Dr Shobha Ingawale, principal of Shri Shahu Mandir College, said that the current scenario of vacant seats is similar to the previous year, “We have more than 100 vacant seats in Science, Arts and Commerce. But, the situation, despite being A-graded college, is not very different from last year, where seats were completely filled only after the last round. One reason could be lack of knowledge about the procedure among many students, some of them have not even filled the forms properly.”
“This year in Science, in the first round only 10 seats were confirmed out of 70. While in Arts and Commerce, there are over 150 and 180 vacant seats respectively. The CAP, however, has assured us that by the next two rounds, all seats will get confirmed,” she added.