With over 1000 students yet to be allocated seats after the announcement of the third merit list, the State Education Department has decided to announce a fourth merit list on July 18.
On July 13, the Maharashtra Director of Education office announced the third merit list of the First Year Junior College (FYJC) online admissions in Mumbai. Under the third list, 14,739 new applicants were allotted seats and 27,179 were allotted seats in better colleges.
Initially, the Education Department had decided to declare only three merit lists. However, after a meeting of the core committee yesterday, the department decided to announce a fourth list for those who have not been allotted seats. “After the third list was announced, a total of 1,228 students failed to get a seat as they had chosen colleges with higher cut-offs,” said an official from the Education Department.
Out of the 1,228 students, 185 students have already taken admissions offline under minority, management or sports quotas. The remaining 1,043 students will be allotted seats in the last round.
In the third list, the cut-off percentages of most top tier colleges declined negligibly. However, the percentages of the subsequent colleges witnessed a sizable drop, ranging from 5 – 15 percent.
While Commerce colleges witnessed the least change, owing to the higher number of applicants, colleges from the Arts stream saw the biggest drop in cut-off percentages.
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