Mumbai college admissions: 1.2 lakh reserve FYJC seats in Round 1
Students confirmed provisional admissions reserving the seats allotted after the first merit list
Over 1,20,000 students have confirmed their provisional admissions on seats allotted to them in the first merit list of the centralised online admission process for the First Year of Junior College (FYJC). Even as the first merit list closed at a high cut-off, seats of most of the reputed colleges from the city are being filled up fast. Colleges, however, feel that by the end of the second round, the scenario will be clear, as currently most students have taken provisional admissions (reserved the admissions) to continue the process.
A total of 1,20,523 students reported to allotted colleges, confirming provisional admissions. Pic for representation
Of the total 2,22,622 students who registered for the FYJC online admission system, 1,84,977 were allotted seats in the first merit list that was declared on June 27.
Students were given time till Thursday evening to report to the college where they had been allotted seats. Students could either confirm the admission if they were happy with the allotment, or they could reserve the seat by paying R50, so that they would be eligible for a better option in the second round. A total of 1,20,523 students had reported to allotted colleges, confirming provisional admissions on Thursday.
Even as the first admission round is over, colleges feel that they will get clarity by the end of the second round, because for now most students have reserved admissions on allotted seats; but how many confirm the admission will be known by the end of the second round.
Waiting for 2nd round
Dr Manju Nichani, Principal of K C College, said, “We have many allotments and students have reported for those seats. However it would be too early to say if seats are full as yet, because in the first round many students have taken provisional admissions, as they are waiting for betterment option in the second round. So we will know then how many of them are confirmed.”
She further continued, “Though there are still some seats available, there is going to be a marginal dip in the cut-off of the second merit list. For example, if the first merit list closed at 90 per cent, the second may close at 89 per cent or so, because there are so many students in just that gap. The competition is tough.”
Echoing her opinion, Dr Rajpal Hande, principal of Mithibai College said, “Though students can still hope for joining popular colleges, it needs to be noted that due to the kind of competition, the cut-off is not expected to drop in the second merit list.”
The students who registered for the FYJC online admission system
1,84,977 – The students who were allotted seats in the first merit list