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FYJC seats remain vacant after the special round

As per reports, out of the 68,000 students who applied for admission in the 11th standard, only 59,322 students have taken admission.

FYJC seats remain vacant after the special round
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Even after the special round, the seats for the first-year junior colleges across the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) is to remain vacant.

As per reports, out of the 68,000 students who applied for admission in the 11th standard, only 59,322 students have taken admission. In the third phase of the admission process, there was a lot of competition for the reputed colleges. Several students with more than 80 per cent marks could not secure the seats of their choice. Moreover, after the third round, about 70,000 students were denied admission. There were more student applications than available seats.

There were 10,000 more applications than the number of seats available for Commerce. However, the response from students for the special admission round seems to be lukewarm. According to sources, a total of 1,48,386 seats (excluding quotas) from all the branches were available for the special round.

Earlier on December 28, as the cut-offs for the junior college admissions witnessed a dip, prominent colleges witnessed a dip of 16 and 11 percentage points for the arts and science streams respectively, as compared to that of the third merit list which came out on December 15.

Moreover, in minority colleges, the cut-offs went down across streams, with vacant seats under the minority quota being surrendered for other students. According to the data shared by the education department, after the third admission round, nearly 62,000 seats were vacant in the three quotas, with the highest being from the minority quota, nearly 42,000. Overall, nearly 1.85 lakh seats remained vacant after admissions were over.

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