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Mumbai: First-Year Junior College Admissions Conclude; 1 Lakh Seats Still Vacant


Mumbai: First-Year Junior College Admissions Conclude; 1 Lakh Seats Still Vacant
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First-Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions in Maharashtra have concluded over the weekend after five merit lists and two special rounds were conducted. This comes as there are only a few months left in the completion of the current academic year. 

More than 2.2 lakh students from Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) have confirmed their admissions while around 1 lakh seats still remain unfilled. 

The State Education Department conducted a first-come-first-served admissions round which saw around 4,521 students confirming their seats. However, 36,902 students were still without admission. 

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Education Department officials have said that most of the students who couldn’t confirm their seats may have opted for another course or possibly dropped out. 

“We have added a button that allows students to withdraw their application. However, not many have used the option. It is hence difficult to find out which students are still looking for an FYJC seat,” an unnamed Education Department official said.

Officials said that if the students who missed out are still interested, they would be considered on a case-to-case basis for the vacant seats. 

“We are also considering extending the FCFS (first come, first served) round for a couple of days or the admissions will be done through an offline process at the college level. Students can reach out to the education department for further instructions,” another official added. 

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The COVID-19 pandemic significantly delayed the FYJC admissions process while the department also had to contend with the Supreme Court’s interim order with regard to the Maratha quota. 

Nearly three months after the SC passed the order, the department finally went ahead with the admissions process along with a 12 per cent Socially and Educational Backward Communities (SEBC) quota. These delays meant that the academic year which usually starts in September each year had to be pushed to January. 

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