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FYJC third merit list: 58,000 students still wait for admission in Pune

The third round was delayed after a series of postponements by the education department, owing to bad weather and the Bombay high court proceedings around minority quota seats.

pune Updated: Aug 01, 2018 15:35 IST
Ananya Barua
Ananya Barua
Hindustan Times, Pune
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As per the data shared by the office of deputy director of education, Pune, a total of 75,969 applications had been submitted for admission under the third merit list. Of this, only 17,152 students have been allotted seats in junior colleges in Pune, with 5,746 students winning the allocation as per their first preference. (HT representational photo )

The third merit list for the first year junior colleges (FYJC) declared on Tuesday morning at 11 am, saw a whopping 58,817 students still waiting for admission in Pune colleges. The third round was delayed after a series of postponements by the education department, owing to bad weather and the Bombay high court proceedings around minority quota seats.

As per the data shared by the office of deputy director of education, Pune, a total of 75,969 applications had been made for admission under the third merit list. Of this, only 17,152 students have been allotted seats in junior colleges in Pune, with 5,746 students winning the allocation as per their first preference. This leaves more than 50,000 students without admissions, waiting for the next round, which is expected to begin from August 7.

The delay had raised concerns among not just general students but those vying for the minority quota seats as well. The decision of the Nagpur bench of the Bombay high court to isolate minority quota seats in junior colleges might leave many anxious about losing an opportunity to study in their desired colleges.

“Certain colleges that were top of the list in terms of preferences are quickly being filled for obvious reasons. But, for general students like us who were hoping to get the window opened to minority seats post the third list, the delay of court hearing has nipped our chances. Now, we have two choices, risk our admission hoping for the seats in our preferred colleges to be vacant, or confirm our admission in whichever college even if it is not of our choice,” said Preeti Deshmukh, an FYJC aspirant.

All students who have received allocation of colleges in the third merit list are required to complete and confirm their admissions to the respective colleges by August 2, 5 pm. Till July 31, a total of 1,818 students confirmed their admissions as per the third merit list.

First Published: Aug 01, 2018 15:35 IST