Mumbai: The admission to First Year Junior College (FYJC) for the academic year of 2017-18 are scheduled to commence next week as the instruction booklets will be available from May 29, Monday. The FYJC online admissions witnessed multiple faults last year and hence, keeping this in mind, the State government has completely revamped the online admission process. A fresh portal has been set up to carry out the proceedings of FYJC admissions this year, mumbai.11thadmission.net for Mumbai region. Meanwhile, the FYJC admission Pune have started from Thursday.
The portal will provide access options to both Students as well as Institutes. While the students will be able to register for admissions along with filling up of college preferences and raising grievances, the Institutes (Junior Colleges) can register and declare the total number of seats along with the process of admission and allocation of seats.
All the students seeking admission into the first-year junior college are required to collect the information booklet from respective schools/ guidance centers by paying Rs. 150. The information booklets will be available from May 29. Inside the information booklet, the Login ID and password will be mentioned which is to be used for FYJC online registration at the newly launched official portal mumbai.11thadmission.net.
The FYJC online application form is divided into two parts; the first part being the registration form, while preferences will have to be filled in the second part. In the registration form, the students will have to provide the personal details such as address, contact number, the name of school & school board, reservation details and declaration.
The Education Department as introduced some important changes in the FYJC admission process this year, some of them are listed here:
- The students can apply only to one stream out of Science, Arts, Commerce, MCVC.
- The students can fill preference for minimum 1 and maximum 10 colleges, however, the change in the order of preference will be allowed in subsequent rounds according to the availability of seats.
- If the preferred seat is allotted, the students will have to confirm the admission and pay full fees within the stipulated time limit. After the confirmation, the system will block/ restrict such students from participating in the remaining rounds of admissions.
- If the preferred seat is not allotted, the students will be able to take part in next round.
- The students will have to clearly mention the reservation status.
The number of seats in Junior Colleges has increased from last year’s 2.78 lakh to 2.92 lakh this year. Recently, BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region briefed the media about the changes introduced in the FYJC admission process. The process has undergone a complete change this year, he said. Students and parents were not satisfied with the last year’s admission process, while many complained that they did not get seats based on merit and there were serious flaws in the system. On the basis of their feedback, the State government had brought up a government resolution in December last year to make it more ‘student-centric’.
This time, the admission process has been changed keeping in mind the interest of the students, their parents, and the society, the information booklet mentions. Several changes such as fewer college options, scrapping the concept of provisional admissions and allowing admissions on predicted scores, have been incorporated for FYJC admissions 2017-18.
Last year, the students were required to fill 35 preferences in the option form, which resulted in allotment of seats in not-so-preferred colleges. Keeping this in mind, now the students will have to fill preference for only 10 colleges.
The admissions to the reserved seats will be conducted before the general seats this year. A ‘zero round’ will be conducted for online admissions to the Higher Secondary Vocational Course (HSVC) and quota seats – religious or linguistic minority, in-house, and management. If the seats remain vacant thereafter, they will be filled on a first-come-first-served basis.
Important Dates for FYJC Mumbai Admissions 2017-18
Distribution of information booklets – From 29th May
Online registration for admission – From 31st May
While the students will be able to fill the application (Part 1) from 31st May, Part 2 could be accessed only after the SSC results are declared. Last year, the Maharashtra SSC results were announced by the Board on June 6.
The FYJC admission process will be conducted in four rounds, once every week from June 15 to July 15. The academic session is scheduled to commence from July 16.