Photo by BL SONI
Photo by BL SONI

Mumbai: More than 40,000 students have not been admitted till now for the First Year Junior College (FYJC) even after the completion of merit rounds. These students will have to wait for a special admission round. According to the state education department, around 50,000 seats are available in various junior colleges, so these students will definitely be allotted a seat in some college.

The students who have not been admitted through the admission process include around 2,705 students who were not allotted a seat till date in the entire admission process. Around 10,000 students did not secure admission despite being allotted a seat in the first college of their preference. In addition, around 9,385 students were not allotted a seat in the fourth and final merit round.

This year as the entire admission process was online, the allotment of seats totally based on merit and availability of seats in various colleges. A student said, “I have not been allotted a seat in any of the four merit rounds despite giving various preferences of colleges. Also, I changed and updated my preference of colleges as the seats were full in top colleges.”

The state education department revealed that admitting those students who have not been allotted a seat will be given the first priority. BB Chavan, Deputy Director of Education , Mumbai Region, said, “It is our responsibility to allot seats to these 2,705 students who have never been allotted a seat in the entire admission process. The final merit round is over, yet these students have not been allotted a seat so these students will be given first priority.”

The details of all these students will be given to the state government as some students will not secure admissions after the fourth merit round. “We will meet the state education minister Vinod Tawde on Tuesday and decide the process for the special round in order to provide admissions to these students. There are vacant seats in colleges so every student will get admission,” Chavan added.

The students will not have an opportunity to go to top colleges as the seats are already full. The colleges have submitted the status of in-house, minority and management quota seats to the state education department but still there are no vacant seats in top colleges.

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