Students who still have not got a seat at junior colleges will get another chance with a special round of admissions starting September 4. This round will give a chance to students who had not completed filling up the application form, passed the SSC re-exam held in July or are yet without a seat. The seats will be allotted on the basis of a merit list to be announced on September 8.
After round one of the first-come, first-serve admission, the education department announced another special round of admissions.“This round is expected to have many students who passed the exam recently or had left their forms incomp lete to try their luck with difference courses. Another first-come, first-serve basis round will be held after this round,“ said an official.
From September 4, students can fill up fresh admission forms. They must select colleges on the basis of the list of vacant seats available on the portal. The department had allowed students to cancel admissions on Thursday , which could be done only if the student submits an undertaking that they will not return to the process attempting to get a different college. But teachers are confused about the process. “There was one round of first-come, first-serve admission and now we are back to merit rounds. We are unsure what to expect from the department,“ said a junior college teacher.
Over 60,000 seats are still vacant in junior colleges across Mumbai metropolitan region. But most of these are at colleges which are not preferred by students.