Cut-Off Likely To See A Minimal Drop
For the fourth and final round of first year junior college (FYJC) admissions, over 23,000 seats will be added to the pool for the centralised process. The quota seats, which were until now being filled at the college level, will be surrendered to the general category . A total of 1.17 lakh seats are up for grabs in this round.
Out of the over 2.36 lakh, about1.77 lakh students have secured admission. The maximum admissions (74,554) have been done in the commerce stream. The least number of admissions have been in the minimum competency vocational courses (MCVC) stream (1,462). In the final round of admission, if insufficient applications are received for students availing constitutional reservations, the seats too will be allotted to students from the open category . There are 48,568 seats now in the open category .
While this could increase the seats at top colleges by few numbers, cut-offs are likely to see a minimal drop. “There are vacant seats in various quotas in the arts stream, hence cut offs could see a dip. But that may not be the case for commerce and science streams at popular colleges,“ said Vidyadhar Joshi, vice-principal, VG Vaze College, Mulund.
Students can confirm revised admission forms until 4pm today . “Students must make selections on the basis of seats available and their percentage as this is the final round. Students must ensure they have selected colleges which have cut-offs closer to marks obtained,“ said an official. Students can change their stream and the list of 10 colleges they want to seek admission at.
The education department is expected to conduct more rounds for students left out even after the fourth merit list is declared on August 6.
“Students who rejected the college despite getting their first preference will get a chance but probably at colleges they would have not opted for otherwise,“ said Joshi.