Ever since the FYJC online admission portal started on June 16, the portal was facing issues.
Mumbai: The state school education ministry has extended the deadline for the first year junior college (FYJC) online admission process by two days due to the sluggishness of the web portal. The deadline has been extended from June 27 to June 29, 5 pm.
Ministry officials said the decision has been taken in light of students being affected and unable to submit their FYJC forms since the beginning of the online admission process due to the glitch on the web portal.
Ever since the FYJC online admission portal started on June 16, the portal was facing issues. Students were unable to access it or complained about the site taking too long to process their forms. On June 20, the portal finally crashed and was shut on June 21 for maintenance.
Many students and parents had complained to school education minister Vinod Tawde as well as the deputy director of education B.B. Chavan about the delay and inconvenience. “The complainants expressed fear that the forms would not be filled by the June 27 deadline, thus robbing them of an opportunity to be eligible for admission to FYJC,” said an official from the education ministry.
Students applying for admission in the open category cannot secure a seat in any college in Mumbai, Thane and Raigad districts unless they fill up the online form.
In light of the complaints, a meeting was held on June 27 between ministry and department officials. Following this, Mr Tawde issued a statement that the deadline for filling and submitting the online form was being extended by two days till June 29, 5 pm.
The process of admission to minority, management and in-house quota seats have also been affected due to the technical glitch as students have to register themselves on the portal and submit the print out while taking admission. The minority and private institutions that have quota seats are expected to complete the admission till June 30, after which the remainder seats have to be surrendered to the education department to be included in the open category.