List for bifocal course to be displayed in five colleges in city; final list to be put up on July 14; DDE office turns down applications of CBSE students who took internal exams
Finally, the confusion created by the dual examination formula of the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) was cleared with Sunil Magar, deputy director of education (DDE), giving the go ahead for admissions to first year junior college (FYJC).
Wait is over: Students have time till July 13 to approach the centralised
admission committe with any problem. Representation Pic
Magar announced that the first merit list for FYJC vocational (bifocal) courses would be put up today by 1pm and the process for admissions would begin immediately. The list would be on display across five colleges, namely Wadia College, Fergusson College, Garware College, Seth Parashurambhau (SP) College and Shree Mhalasakant College in Akurdi.
The board has given students time till July 13 to approach authorities at either Fergusson College or Wadia College with any objections. "The idea is to give students time to come forth with their complaints. For example, if a student has opted for a certain college and in the rare case that he doesn't get admission there despite having more marks than the cut-off percentage, then he can approach the centralised admission committee," said an official.
The final merit list would be out on July 14, following which table admissions would take place between July 15 and July 20. "We call it table admissions, as we also conduct counselling for students at the same time," said the official.
The DDE office also made it clear that CBSE students who took internal school exams for std X are not eligible for admission to state board colleges. "The idea behind internal exams by the CBSE board was to allow students to continue in schools until Class XII without taking public exam.
Hence, it is expected that students who took internal exams continue in that board's schools. We have received 12 applications, but they are not eligible for admissions in state board colleges," said an official press statement by the DDE.