7,406 students were successfully allotted seats in city colleges.
Mumbai: More than 50 per cent First Year Junior College (FYJC) students who had applied for Class 11 bifocal subjects comprising vocational subjects have secured admissions in the first merit list declared on Thursday.
Students who have made it to the list will have to secure admissions by Friday evening by submitting and verifying their documents and paying fees in the respective colleges.
This year, 14,338 students applied for bifocal subjects in FYJC, of which, 7,406 students are being successfully allotted seats in colleges in the city. Of the 7,406 students, 11 are for the Arts stream, 256 for Commerce and the highest are for Science with 7,139 seats being allotted to these students.
Students who have secured admissions in their first preference college will not be considered for admission in the second merit list, officials said. “The students who have made it to the list should confirm their seats by securing admissions i.e. submitting documents and paying fees in the respective colleges. If they fail to do it, their names will be pushed forward to the second merit list (which will be out on June 28),” said a senior official of the deputy director of education’s office, who oversees online FYJC admissions. Students who confirm their seats for bifocal subjects will not be considered for the further admission process.
Earlier, admissions for bifocal subjects were offline as demand for them was low as compared to general streams. However, due to growing demand for such courses, the education department has made admissions for these courses completely online.
Students who could not make it to the first list will be provided one more gate through the second merit list for bifocal admissions. By the time the second round commences, the colleges will publish vacancy positions for bifocal subjects. Students need to accordingly update the preference list for the second round.