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FYJC 2016: What’s next for those who still haven’t taken admission online

FYJC 2016: What’s next for those who still haven’t taken admission online
FYJC 2016: What's next for those who still haven't taken admission online

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Following the announcement of the fourth merit list on July 18, around 32,000 students from Mumbai are yet to take secure their First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions. The students will now have to secure their seat via management quota.

Out of the total 2.2 lakh students that applied for admissions this year, 1.53 lakh students secured admissions under the first three lists. Around 15,000 students were allotted seats in the fourth and final merit list, wherein 700 out of the 1,465 colleges participated. In addition, from the 1,043 students that were not allotted seats in the first three lists, 1,228 were allotted seats.

Apart from the merit lists, around 35,000 students have secured admissions under minority, sports or management quotas.

The remaining 32,000 students who were not allotted seats because of their college preferences, will now be assisted by the Education Department, who will try to get them placed in colleges that have vacant seats because of cancellations or under management quota.

Typically colleges are allowed to keep aside 5 percent seats, the admissions for which are left at the discretion of the college.

According to an official from the Education Department, “Colleges have complete discretion when it comes to allocating seats under management quota. But due to the high number of students that have not been allotted seats, we might have to ask them to make admit some students.”

“However, not all 32,000 students need admission. Many students from CBSE and ICSE boards register for FYJC admissions, but end up continuing with their respective boards for the next two years,” he added.

The department is also tentatively looking at keeping a separate round for students who did not register for online admissions or submitted incomplete/erroneous applications on July 28 and 29.

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