Government extends FYJC Online Admission 2019 deadline
Maharashtra government has extended the deadline for the first year junior college (FYJC) online admission 2019 by five days to allow students from the Maratha community to benefit from the reservation of seats.
The decision to extend the dates comes a day after the Bombay High Court (HC) ruled that the quota extended by the state government to the Maratha community by categorising them as Socially and Educationally Backward Class (SEBC) was valid. After the verdict, 12 per cent of all seats will be reserved for students from the community.
School Education Minister Ashish Shelar announced in the Legislative Assembly on Friday that the final date for submission of applications for the fyjc online process 2019 has been extended to July 4. Previously the last date was June 29. After the announcement, the release of fyjc merit list 2019 is extended by six days — from July 6 to July 12.
With close to 34,251 seats reserved for the community, this move will allow sufficient time to students avail the benefit. 15,531 SEBC seats have been offered in Mumbai alone.
The government had already provided the reserved seats when it first released the timetable for FYJC admissions in March. But the applicants applied for 13 per cent of the SEBC reserved seats. A BJP minister said, "Many needy Maratha students applied under the general category as the court case was pending. Now after the court has upheld the quota, we are confident that most will now avail the benefit. There is just need to give them some more time to apply,”
Mr. Ashish Shelar said, “As many students have applied under the general category, a large number of seats under the SEBC would have remained vacant, depriving the students of the benefit.” A large number of vacant seats also existed under the 10 per cent Economically Weaker Sections quota.
The government said that caste validity certificates would not be forced upon from those applying under the SEBC quota at the time of admission. An undertaken from Parents on a plain paper will be acceptable. The students need to submit caste and income certificates within three months of admission”. First merit list fyjc 2019 is to be released on July 12, the second fyjc merit list on July 22 and third fyjc merit list on August 1.