FYJC online classes: 2.2 lakh students from Maharashtra attend on Day 1

FYJC online classes: 2.2 lakh students from Maharashtra attend on Day 1

Online classes for students from the Science, Commerce and Arts stream, for Class 11 (FYJC), started from Monday, November 2, 2020. On Day 1, 2.2 lakh students from Maharasthra attended these online classes. While the classes have begun, stream-specific lectures will start from November 5. The classes are being made available on YouTube for free streaming.

Admissions for FYJC were stopped earlier due to the ambiguity created regarding the ongoing Maratha reservation issues, and the process is expected to begin soon, once the solution is announced. Currently, more than 14.3 lakh students from Maharashtra have filled the admission form for FYJC, out of which more than 11.5 lakh have sought admission in the first round. The next round will focus on the remaining 2.79 lakh students who are waiting for the same.

Officials are not clear about the next round of admissions and the current process which is being followed. The uncertainty from the government and selected groups has raised concerns for the students and the colleges, whereby admission letters have not been issued to the students yet. However, the government is trying to make sure the education is not affected, and hence, they have directed the teachers to start online classes which began from Monday.

State education minister Varsha Gaikwad in a statement on Monday said that “Online lectures have started so that there is no further delay in doing so. A decision with respect to restarting the admissions will be announced shortly by the chief minister”.

Students willing to join these classes will have to register at the website here, and upon registration, students will be provided with a schedule and required details.