This is the third time the second merit list has been postponed.
MUMBAI: Students awaiting the second merit list for first year junior college (FYJC) admissions will have to wait longer as the state education department has once again postponed the date for putting out the list from Monday, July 16 to Thursday, July 19 (11am). The delay is for the sake of minority institutions in the city that are yet to complete their quota admissions and surrender vacant seats to the department for general category students.
“Several colleges are yet to complete the process for multiple reasons. Hence, we have decided to give them some more time as it is eventually for the benefit of the students,” said a senior official of the department.
According to FYJC admission rules, after every merit round and before the subsequent round is conducted in the centralised admission process (CAP), admissions under the quota must be completed and remaining seats surrendered to the department to be added to the general list for general category students. Apart from the minority quota which is 50 per cent, the management and in-house quota which is 5 per cent and 20 per cent, respectively, too, should be completed and the remaining vacant seats should be surrendered to the CAP for the general category students.
This year, over 2.1 lakh students who have passed out of class 10 have registered for the FYJC 2018-19 admissions, of which over 50,000 students have secured admissions through the first merit list. Once the second merit list is out on July 19, the students who will be allotted seats will have to secure admission between July 19 and 21.
This is the third time the second merit list has been postponed. The original date was on July 13 which was postponed to July 16 after incessant heavy rain virtually brought the city to a standstill.