Sunday, Oct 22, 2017 | Last Update : 10:01 AM IST
Around 97 admissions were reportedly rejected in the second first-come, first-served (FCFS) round.
Mumbai: The state school education department had announced that the second first-come, first-served (FCFS) round of admissions, conducted from September 14 to 25, was the final chance for students to secure final year junior college (FYJC) seats. However, sources confirm that even after eight rounds, around 800 to 1,000 students are still seat-less.
According to a source, the reason why students had failed to secure seats even after four mandatory rounds — two special rounds and two FCFS rounds — were conducted was their own mistakes. “Either they fail to understand the process and make silly mistakes or they purposely don’t take admission because they don’t like the college or it’s far from their home. Recently, they’ve been saying that certain colleges have similar names but different locations so they applied at the wrong college which is why again they had to cancel their applications,” said a source.
The department had earlier announced that the FCFS-II would be a ‘last resort’ for the students in a Government Resolution. However, B.B. Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region, confirmed to The Asian Age that the state would come with FCFS-III for the remaining students, as the left-over students are their ‘responsibility’. “We had this resolution that not a single student this year would be seat-less and we need to stick to it no matter what. Moreover, we have more than 40,000 seats (vacant) so there is a chance of another FCFS in order to place the remaining seats.” This year, so many rounds had to be conducted for FYJC admissions as ‘offline’ admissions were not available. Reportedly, around 97 admissions were rejected in this FCFS-II round.