The merit list for the second special round of First Year Junior College (FYJC) online admissions will be declared by the Maharashtra Director of Education today, August 23 at 5 pm.
Students who were either unhappy with their existing colleges, wished to change their stream, chose a wrong subject or cleared July re-exam were eligible to participate in the second special round. By the completion of the first special round, around 62,000 seats were vacant across city colleges.
For the second special round, the University had asked students to create new logins and fill new forms by August 20. Candidates had to fill minimum of 10 and a maximum of 15 colleges based on the number of vacancies available reservation wise across colleges. The updated list was made available on the website on August 16. Over 25,000 students applied for a seat under the second special round.
After the declaration of the merit list at 5 pm today, students will have the option of confirming admission to the allotted college on August 24 and August 25. If students had secured admission in another college prior to applying for the second special round, and have secured a better option under the the new merit list, they can cancel their previous admission.
While the special rounds have helped students by giving them another opportunity to secure admission in better colleges, colleges are facing the brunt of last minute cancellations. Although most colleges had filled their seats by the end of the fifth round which ended last month, many students who got seats in better colleges under first special round cancelled their admissions.
If the number of students falls below 120 per aided division, colleges might have to stop the course for the year. “The government will cancel the approvals given to an aided division if there are less than 120 students. In such a situation, the salaries of teachers of that division will not be paid by the state and the teacher will be declared as surplus and may even lose the job,” said Anil Deshmukh, secretary, Maharashtra Junior College Teachers’ Federation.
BB Chavan, Deputy Director of Education, Mumbai, however, maintains that the intention behind introducing new lists is to ensure that every student gets a college seat. He also said that if colleges have seats left by the end of the process, the University might explicitly invite applications for filling them.
Meanwhile, if there are students who have not taken admission by the end of the second special round, the education department may announce a third special round. However, the decision on that will be taken post August 25.Back to latest news