Even after four rounds, around 9,000 students are yet to grab their seats out of 55,509 applicants.
Mumbai: The state education department on Saturday released the fourth merit list of the first year junior college (FYJC) students. Even after four rounds, around 9,000 students are yet to grab their seats out of 55,509 applicants.
According to the department guidelines, in cases where the students are left without any seat, the department has to come up with an ‘additional’ round were all the students will be allotted colleges according to their location and stream. “All the pending students with their details will be given to the state government and they will decide what has to be done next,” said a source.
This additional round will also be applicable to those 10,000 students from the first merit list, who did not take admission even after being allotted to their preferred colleges. Furthermore, the department has asked all the colleges to ‘surrender’ their remaining seats under the in-house, management and minority quota to the department. “The remaining seats under these quotas will be considered in case there is any other list being put,” said an official.
Out of 2.36 lakh students, 1.77 lakh students have already secured admission till the third merit list. In the fourth merit list, 46,124 seats have been allotted out of which 3,528 for Arts, 10,472 Science, 31656 Commerce and 468 for minimum competency vocational courses (MCVC) stream.