FYJC stands for first-year junior college, which is a widely known name for class 11th and 12th in Maharashtra. With that information being clear, here is a recent update regarding admissions in first-year junior Mumbai Colleges. Scoring a seat now seems similar to making reservations under the tatkal window. The reason is that the state board has decided that students will be allotted seats on a first-come, first-served basis from Monday.
The Impact Of FCFS System on Mumbai Colleges
This means if a college has a vacant seat, it will go to the one who applied first. More than 3500 students, who were either not allotted any seats or did not take admission in the previous rounds, are yet to be admitted to colleges. Those who have already taken admissions cannot apply, even if they are unsatisified with their seats.
According to a circular issued by the department on Saturday afternoon, students will be divided into three groups. Group 1 will have students who bagged between 80% and 100%, while group 2 is for those who scored between 60% and 100% marks. Group 3 is for students who have passed Class 10. Students securing above 80% must fill part of their application form in which they can list their college preferences and submit it online between 10 am and 5 pm. The list of vacant seats will be uploaded on the admission website.
Seats will be allocated to students who first submit their forms on Monday and Tuesday. Those who get a seat must approach the colleges — with a computer generated receipt — on the same day and book their seat. Similarly, students scoring above 60% must apply on August 23, and those with 35% and 59% can do so on August 26.
What Do The Experts Say
“Although the admissions are on a first-serve basis, they are not entirely haphazard. We have divided students into groups based on their scores,” said BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region. However, college principals and students have objected to the new system, calling it unfair. “It is important to conduct all admissions on a merit basis. In the new system, an applicant may lose out on a seat just because of an internet glitch,” said Hemlata Bagla, in-charge, principal, KC College, Churchgate. Another principal, Kavita Rege, Sathaye College, Vile Parle, said, “If some students are admitted to merit and others are not, it is not a just system. Children need to earn a seat through their scores.”
Let us see what it turns out to be for students aspiring to get into Mumbai Colleges. Stay tuned for more updates.