3,500 more seats for FYJC Online Admissions

3,500 more seats for FYJC Online Admissions

First Year Junior College FYJC online admissions 2015 may become easier this year. With 36 self-financed colleges, the available seats have increased by nearly 3,500.

The number of total seats available through the fyjc online admission process has increased from last year's 1.60 lakh to 1.63 lakh this year. Out of the 3,500 new available seats, 1,500 seats have been added to the commerce stream, 1,060 seats in the arts stream and 940 seats in the science stream.

These new colleges and additional divisions have been started under the Maharashtra Self-Financed Schools and Establishments Act, 2012.

New colleges have been set up in areas such as Dadar, Vile Parle, Jogeshwari, Malad, Kandivli, Borivli, Bhandup, Navi Mumbai and Kalyan on a permanently unaided basis.
Some of the existing colleges have also started self-financed divisions, so that the number of seats available to students are increased. As these colleges are self-financed, the fees for these colleges and divisions are comparitively higher than those aided by the government.

Education department doubt about the students these colleges will find. “We have provided more college options this year, but most students only opt for well-known names. Not many choose new colleges,” said BD Phadtare, deputy director of education, Mumbai region.

And those ‘sought-after’ colleges or well known colleges seats are almost the same as the previous year as they have not increased their student intake. “Our intake for FYJC will be the same as last year. We do not have space to increase any more seats,” said Jyoti Thakur, executive co-ordinator, Jai Hind College, Churchgate. Earlier, we informed FYJC Online admission 2015-16 starts from 27th April 2015.

FYJC Online Admission 2015-16 Starts

FYJC Online Admission 2015-16 Starts After a Week’s Delay

First Year Junior College (FYJC Mumbai) students can now fill applications for fyjc online admissions to session 2015-16, from the next week. In the previous year, the fyjc online admission start a week earlier than this year. Its understood that the delay in the fyjc online admission process was primarily due to some confusions coming up over Maratha and Muslim quota in colleges.

The Mumbai education department will distribute user manuals for the fyjc online process in junior colleges and schools from the next week starting 27th April 2015. BD Phadtare, deputy director of education, Mumbai region informed, "“We will hand over the manuals to the school principals next week and students will then be able to fill the first part of the application form”.

After the declaration of Maharashtra SSC board exam results 2015 possibily in the month of June, students will be able to fill the second part of the online admission form fyjc . Mr. Phadtare also informed that the training sessions are completed for junior college staff, and training for schools have just started and the authorities have already started training school principals to guide students in filling the forms, user manuals sent for printing.

A meeting with Junior college staff has also been done on Tuesday regarding rules and regulations to be followed during fyjc online admissions. “Colleges have completed registering on the website and we have briefed their administrative staff,” he said.

The fyjc online form-filling for students started on April 24 in 2014. As the fyjc online admission process started a bit late this year, the education department is concerned and are trying level best to ensure the process does not get delayed by too many days.

As the state government announced reservation for Marathas and Muslims, some confusions over the matter caused the delay. In the fyjc online admission, some pre work for admissions like registering colleges and upgrading the fyjc mumbai website, starts February every year, the department could not start work till early April.

“We couldn’t start work until a final decision on the quota was taken. If it was implemented this year, it would have meant changing our online system to make provisions for reservation of 16% seats for Marathas,” Phadtare said.

The attempt to change the nodal agency conducting the fyjc online admissions — from Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL) to National Informatics Centre (NIC) — also delayed the process.

Speeding up FYJC e-Admission Process

Bombay High Court suggests boosting FYJC e-admission process, experts say it's too late

Registration for First Year Junior Colleges(FYJC) started on April 13 and got over on 17 April. With regard to the fyjc online admission process, college principals have been called in for training by the deputy director's office along with information technology experts.

Though a recent order by the Bombay High Court has suggested improving the online admission process for first year junior college (FYJC), education experts across the city feel it is too late to bring any changes; as the court's final hearing on the same is yet to take place.

Recently, a parent from Pune had moved the HC against the FYJC online admission process. Bhimrao Phadtare, deputy director, school education said: "We have sent out the dates of training and called for principals to attend it. The HC order was meant for Pune, as the discrepancies were found there and not in Mumbai's admission process."

Phadtare added that the department will wait for the HC's final order, after which they will decide on what changes to bring about.

The vice principal of a South Mumbai based college opined that since it took a lot of time to get implemented the online process 'cannot' be scrapped.

"Earlier, parents used to run from one place to another for admission forms. It is too late also to make any changes in the system as the process will begin in two months," added the vice principal, wishing anonymity.