Out of 9,500 students, 5,057 were allotted seats in final list.
MUMBAI: Out of a total 9,500 students, 5,057 students of first year junior college (FYJC) were allocated seats in the final merit list of bifocal courses released on Thursday. The students left without seats will be automatically transferred to the first general merit list slated to be out on July 5 as per their preferences mentioned in the FYJC admission form.
Moreover, the state education department has authorised colleges to internally shift students to bifocal courses after all four general merit lists if seats are pending.
Rajendra Ahire, deputy director of education, Mumbai region, who looks after the entire FYJC admission process, told The Asian Age, “If there are seats in bifocal and if any student wants admission after being allotted seats through the general merit list, the colleges have been given the authority to make an internal shift at the college level. However, this can be done only after all the rounds so that it does not pose an obstacle to regular students seeking admissions.”
Of the 5,057 students who’ve been allocated seats, 4,899 are for the bifocal science stream, 156 for the bifocal commerce stream, and two for the arts bifocal stream. This year, 14,578 students applied for bifocal FYJC online admissions, of which, almost 12,481 students managed to secure seats in colleges by the end of the final merit list.
The remaining students will be automatically transferred to the general merit list that will be out on July 5. However, before that, the department will declare a demo general merit list on its website at 5pm on June 29, which is for the students to check if their name, surname, marks, caste, stream, location, documents submitted, etc. are proper or not. “Through this list, students can re-check if all the details of are in proper format or not. If not, they can come to the department to rectify the errors before the main list comes out (July 5),” an official said.
This is what you should do next if you have been allotted a seat:
Cut off percentage for Bifocal in top 4 colleges:
(unaided) - 88.30%
Office Management- 71%
Jai Hind College:
Science (unaided) - 91.83%
Electronics (unaided)- 88.80%
Computer Science (unaided) - 92.60%
Electronics (unaided) - 89.20%
Computer Science (unaided) - 94.80%
Electronics (aided) - 97.20%