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Mumbai college admissions: Second FYJC merit list out, 15,000 left behind

Deputy Director of Education is confident this problem will be solved before the third list is out

When the second merit list for the First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions was declared yesterday evening, seats were allotted to over 30,000 candidates who went in for a betterment option after the first merit list. However, over 15,000 candidates who have not been allotted any seat yet. Officials say many of these are students who have low scores but have listed popular colleges in their admission forms, whose cut-offs are above 90%.

Officials are going to wait until the next round to decide if the students’ preferences need to be re-arranged, because there was similar situation last year as well. However, by the third merit list, most of the students were allotted colleges. Representational pic
Officials are going to wait until the next round to decide if the students’ preferences need to be re-arranged, because there was similar situation last year as well. However, by the third merit list, most of the students were allotted colleges. Representational pic

Don’t panic
BB Chavan, Deputy Director of Education (Dy DE), said, “There is absolutely no reason of panic as though 15,000 students are left without allotment of any seat, there are more than double seats available for admissions. These students seem to have entered college preferences that are mismatched to their percentage. For example if you have scored 45% in class X and your college preference forms has names of only popular colleges where cut-off score is above 90%, how will you get a seat?”

However, the office is going to wait until the next round to decide if the students’ preferences need to be re-arranged, because there was similar situation last year as well. However, by the third merit list, most of the students were allotted colleges.

Deserving candidates only
The second merit list of the FYJC admissions shows a marginal drop in the cut-offs, especially of popular colleges. Cut-off of most of big city colleges continues to remain at 85% to 90%, even in the second merit list.

Dr Minu Madlani, principal of KPB Hinduja College, said, “The cut-offs have dropped marginally. But more importantly, this shows how the new system is ensuring that every deserving candidate gets the seat. This also shows how important it is for candidates to choose colleges matching their Std X score, as the new online system is transparent and hence, competition continues to remain.”

The list in numbers

59,507: Candidates allotted seats in the second merit list.

22,468: Fresh allotments in the second list.

37,039: Those allotted a better college than the first list.

July 8: Final date to confirm admissions on allotted seats.

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