These students will only get one day to select the college as per their marks, location, and vacant seats.
MUMBAI: There is good news in the offing for students still waiting to secure a seat in junior colleges. The Deputy Director of Education (DyDe), who manages the first year junior college (FYJC) admissions, stated that around 76,211 seats are still lying vacant in the city and suburban colleges.
Currently, around 18,000 to 21,000 students have still not managed to secure a single seat even after the DyDe conducted four merit rounds and one special round. Currently, the First-Come, First-Served (FCFS) round is going on, where the remaining students can choose their colleges as per the seats vacant. It will continue till August 31.
As per the FCFS, there are three phases on the basis of merit where a student can secure admission. Students who have scored 80 per cent and above can pick from vacant seats on August 27; those who have scored 60 per cent and above, can do it on August 29, while those who have scored 35 per cent and above, can pick their seats on August 31. These students will only get one day to select the college as per their marks, location, and vacant seats.
Once student select a college, they will immediately get the vacancy count. If there is a seat available, they have to click ‘Apply Now’ to continue with the process in that college. So the first student who applies, will be served the seat and secure their admission.
If their seats are confirmed, they will receive a notification, after which the student is supposed to confirm their seat in the college by submitting the necessary documents and paying the fees.
“My son has still not secured any seat. So tomorrow (Monday), we will sit in front of the computer and start early in the morning to select colleges. We are just wishing we get a good college, as we heard there are several colleges in south Bombay, which have two to three seats. The earlier we login and apply, the greater the possibility of securing a seat in popular colleges,” said a parent of an arts aspirant.