Students faced a delay of over three and half hours to check the colleges allotted to them in the First Year Junior College admission for 2017-18. The first merit list was declared on Monday.
Officials blamed it on a technical glitch. Minakshi Raut, assistant deputy director of education for Pune division, said the process took time because data for all five regions had to be uploaded at the same time. “These are large files and hence it took time. Students could check their allotments from 8.45pm. The cut-off lists for colleges will be available on Tuesday,“ she added.
As per the schedule, students should have been able to check their allotments in the first merit list declared at 5pm on the official website. The delay made many anxious and they took to the social media to air their anger.
Meanwhile, commerce appeared to be the chosen stream in Pune division for standard XI with 35,365 students applying for the stream as against 33,459 for science, 8,181 for arts and 1,433 for vocational streams.
Deputy director of education Dinkar Temkar attributed the rush to higher chances of employment that commerce offers after standard XII when compared to science and arts, besides the rising popularity of chartered accountancy and business administration courses.