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Mumbai: Around 10,000 students have been thrown out of the First Year Junior College(FYJC) admission process as of now and their candidacy will be considered only after the fourth merit list is out. These students refused to take their admissions in the top colleges which was their first choice in their preference list despite seats allotted to them.

This year, the admission rules defined that if students are allotted a seat in the college which is their first choice in the preference list then it is mandatory to secure admissions in that college. However, after being allotted a seat in the first merit list itself, these students decided not to take admissions in the top colleges.

Curious with the decision of the students, the state education department opened a window to find the reason of why they did not want admission in their preferred colleges. The department was surprised by the reasons they offered.

Deputy Director of Education, Mumbai region, B. B. Chavan said, “Out of curiosity when we checked with these ‘not reported’ students, we found out that over 800 students were not satisfied with the top college. The other 50 per cent students stated that they have changed their plans to study a different stream or opt for a different field of career. Some even mentioned that their friends have got admissions in other colleges so they want to go with them.”

These 10,000 students had themselves listed these top colleges as their first choice in their preference. “If these students had themselves listed these colleges as their first choice then why did they later refuse to take admissions? We had requested parents and students to thoroughly check and only then mark colleges in their preference list,” Chavan added.

As a penalty, these 10,000 students are currently taken out of the admission process and will be considered in a special round after the fourth merit list which will be declared on August 6. But by that time, the seats in most of the colleges will be full. A professor said, “The students will have to admit themselves in any college that they are allotted as by that time all seats will be full. Unfortunately, these students have scored well yet have refused to study in best colleges.”

Points to ponder

If students are allotted a seat in the  college which is their first preference, then it is mandatory to secure  admission in that particular college.

A total of 10,000 students have refused to do so despite getting seats in top Xcolleges with higher cut-offs.

These students are thrown out of the admission system which means they cannot apply for admissions now and will be considered only after the fourth merit list.

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