FYJC special round disappoints students

Though it seemed that in FYJC admissions, special counselling round for First Year Junior College (FYJC) had alleviated the admission process, but it couldn’t act as a panacea. Reports came that there are still 15,000 students who didn’t confirm their seats.

The data revealed from the office of deputy director of education states that of the 59,960 seats allotted to students, only 44,443 have proceeded further to the admission process. Officials are assuming various reasons for this. However, this data is more comforting compared with the previous one in the earlier rounds of counselling process.

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In the first round of special counselling, commerce stream has attracted the most of the students. Commerce stream in English medium colleges alone allocated 38,454 seats, out of which 28,261 have confirmed their seats. Followed by this, science stream had managed to allocate 16,435 seats, out of these 12,000 have taken admission. While in the other medium colleges other than English medium like Hindi, Urdu, and Gujarati, the number of admissions have been recorded the least.

After getting negative responses about the earlier admission process, the education department of Maharashtra kept an eye on the counselling process and announced the special round of counselling for the admission in FYJC. This special round introduced anomaly admission process in which candidates have not been shortlisted on the basis of their grades or marks instead they have been allotted seats according to the number of vacancies available in the colleges.

This first round attracted around 70,000 students which seemed as a positive gesture from students’ side. But as many as 15,000 seats got unregistered, it is again an issue. Though no specific reason came from the authorities’ side and from students as well till now, it leads to various assumptions.

It might be the reason that students didn’t get seats in the preferred college or in preferred stream and they are hoping to get their favorable seats in the subsequent rounds. As the second round of special counselling rounds is to be scheduled from 18th August, candidates would be looking at the sunny side of the admission process and will try to get preferred seats in the preferred college.

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