3,500 more seats for FYJC Online AdmissionsFirst 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.