But the education department insists that there is no reason to worry, and has furnished figures to prove it. The department has claimed that 1,87,532 seats are available for students, including the 34,054 seats left over from offline admissions.
Tukaram Shiware, chairman of the Association of Non-Government College Principal Association (ANGCPA), said, “After the offline admissions in junior colleges for minority and in-house quota, the colleges have surrendered the remaining seats to the education department. I guess that all students will be accommodated. The only thing is students won’t get their choice of colleges in online admission.”
Echoing Shiware, N B Chavan, deputy director for school education, said, “All students will get admissions and in fact many seats will remain vacant. Most of the students fill more then one form in colleges so there is no need to worry.”
The date when the first merit list for online admissions will be announced by city colleges