Students may get another chance to seek FYJC admission
Mumbai: Even as the first semester of the academic year has concluded, the state education department is considering giving another chance to students who wish to seek admission to First Year Junior Colleges (FYJC) in the city. After 11rounds of admission, there are still nearly 70,000 seats vacant in city colleges.
The final round of FYJC admissions concluded on October 20 and nearly 2.31 lakh students secured admission. However, the education department has since received several requests from students who wish to seek admission.
“Some students want to change their stream because they found it difficult to cope in the first semester. Similarly, some students have come to the city only now. There are also a couple of students to who took admission in a nonstate board school but now want to switch to the HSC board. Because there are vacancies, we can give these students a chance,” said Rajendra Ahire, deputy director of education, Mumbai.
However, he said that the students would be allowed a chance only if their reason is genuine. “It will not be an openfor-all admission round. We will accept applications from students and, depending on how genuine the reason is, we will allow the student to claim a seat through the online process. If we allow everyone to change colleges now, there will be chaos in the middle of the academic year,” said Ahire.
The education department officials are likely to meet on Monday to chalk out a plan for this special round of admissions. The students will be informed of the rules and schedule through the online portal during the next week.