FYJC Mumbai is releasing FYJC merit list 2016 for the fourth and final round of admissions to 11th standard in the region today on 18th July. The details of the merit list can be seen at fyjc.org.in/mumbai in the evening.
There’s a sigh of relief for the students who missed out on applying online for admissions to first-year junior college (FYJC) round of admissions to fill up these seats will begin starting today on July 18 and conclude on July 20 following which a special round will be held for students. Somewhere around1.16 lakh students took admission in the three rounds of admission conducted between June 27 and July 15. The figures could be higher if the special round happen to be conducted. The state’s education department will conduct a special round for all those who left their applications incomplete or failed to register online in upcoming 8 to 10 days. The department is also considering conducting a counselling round for students who have not confirmed their admissions.
Till last year, the admissions were held offline. After the According to education department officials, until last year, offline admissions were held after the online process was through and students who did not bag a seat or those who were unhappy the seats allotted to them directly approached colleges for admissions. However this year, after the Bombay high court directed that the FYJC admissions will only be conducted online, the department has decided to give them another opportunity to apply online to the FYJC course to seats under the general category.
Almost 2.2 lakh candidates had registered themselves for the admissions this year. In the first round, a total of 1,84,977 seats were allotted. The list was announced on June 27. The second merit list, declared on July 4, 2016, too had students struggling with admissions due to soaring cut-offs.
Thousands of students thronged the education department over the past three days with complaints regarding online allotments. Around 5,000 students approached the department saying that they are unhappy with the seats allotted and hence, did not confirm their admissions. The same has been conveyed to the state government and are awaiting their reply. Nearly 50,000 seats in colleges have not found any takers in the admission round.
The third merit list of first year junior college (FYJC) admissions in Mumbai was announced on July 12, 2016. The students allotted seats were given two days time, July 13 and July 14, 2016 to secure admissions. In the third list, cut-offs percentage for arts and commerce remained largely unchanged from the previous list, while science stream dipped almost 10% compared to the second list in most of the top tier colleges. The percentages of the subsequent colleges witnessed 5-15% across science and arts. The commerce colleges witnessed the marginal change, due to the higher number of applicants, in the cut-off percentages. According to media reports, over 1,000 students have been left out of third list.