Stu­dents may get an­other chance to seek FYJC ad­mis­sion

The Times of India (Mumbai edition) - - TIMES CITY - Vi­nam­rata.Bor­wankar @times­group.com

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.

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