Mumbai : Several principals and college authorities are worried since only a few students had turned up for admission into first-year junior colleges (FYJC) during the second round of the admission process.

According to the Deputy Director of Education’s officials, less than 40 per cent of students had confirmed their admission in the second round across the city till Thursday.

Education experts believe students may be deliberately waiting for better prospects and are thus not taking admission.

Vivekanand Education Society’s junior college principal, Bina Gole, said, “Very few students had come for admissions during the second round.”

At the end of the admission deadline on Thursday, only 17,282 students had confirmed their admission in FYJC out of a total of 44,123 allotted seats in the second round of the online admission process.

Bina said, “We are clueless about why students are not coming for admission. Maybe they are expecting a better choice of college in the third round of admission, but still they need to take provisional admission in an allotted college.”

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