Only two of the over 2.22 lakh candidates, who had finished the application process, had not been allotted a seat. That is because they had not filled their college options as per the marks they had secured.
Mumbai: Around 60,000 of the 70,000 candidates who were allotted a seat in First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions, but had not taken the seat, have been allotted the same seat again. The education department is giving them a chance to take admission.
The remaining 10,000, who were not allotted the same seat, can participate in a special round. They could not be allotted the seat since the seat was no longer vacant. “These rounds did not take place last year,” said B B Chavan, Deputy Director, Education, Mumbai region. “All these not reported cases used to seek admission through the offline method,” he added.
This year, the Bombay High Court made it clear that all admissions for FYJC must take place only through online process.
Only two of the over 2.22 lakh candidates, who had finished the application process, had not been allotted a seat. That is because they had not filled their college options as per the marks they had secured. But about 70,000 of those allotted a seat had not taken it.
There were complaints of candidates being allotted very far-off colleges. For those unhappy with present allocations, there will be a special round. In this round they can try for a change in their allotted college or subject. But they must do this without cancelling their present admission. In this special round, candidates can fill options of only 15 colleges as against 35 that they filled earlier.
The special round for those unhappy with present allotment will continue till the end of August. Asked if this will not affect classes of candidates who join late since colleges have commenced, Chavan said, “We have sent a letter to colleges to hold extra classes to help those who join late to cope up, but we cannot affect classes of a majority for the few who have been left out.”