MUMBAI: The state’s school education department has given extra time of two days to applicants to confirm seats allotted to them in the first year junior college (FYJC) on account of heavy rains on Tuesday.
Aspirants can now approach colleges and finalise their seats till 5pm on August 31. Earlier, the department had set Tuesday as the deadline for admissions.
A circular issued by the department on late Tuesday afternoon stated that the deadline has been extended till August 30, but later on another circular was issued late in the evening, pushing it to August 31, after looking at the heavy rains in Mumbai and its suburbs.
“It might not be possible for students to go to junior colleges today as trains are down due to rains. So we have given them more time to secure admissions,” said R Ahire, deputy director of education, Mumbai region. On Sunday, the department had instructed colleges to keep their offices open on August 28 and 29 despite Ganapati vacation so that students can secure admissions soon and not miss out on lectures.
Over 3,500 students were allotted remaining FYJC seats on a first-come-first-serve basis. These students included those who were not allotted any seats or did not take admission in the previous admission rounds.
Students scoring between 80% and 100% were asked to apply on August 21, followed by above 60% scorers on August 23. Finally, all the remaining students who have passed class 10 board exams could apply on August 26 and 28.