FYJC admission 2019: More Seats this year
Maharashtra state govt. has inspite of increasing the number of first year junior college seats, only 2.11 lakh students have applied for the courses, as compared to 2.31 lakh who applied in 2018.
Thursday was the last day to fill fyjc admission forms. Of 2.11 lakh, 1.85 lakh students will be eligible for admissions in the general admission rounds that start from July 12. The other applications are for quota seats and other categories such as bifocal courses.
3.19 lakh seats are up for grabs across MMR. This also includes newly added seats in 98 colleges to increase their intake in an attempt to reduce the disparity between Maharashtra state and other board students.
An official from the state education department said, “As the pass percentage this year has declined, this year there is lesser number of students who have applied for FYJC admissions. As more seats are available with prominent colleges, it seems students are more likely to get a college of their choice this year".
As this year the number of seats have been increased and lesser number of students have applied, it means this would result in increased number of vacant seats. A principal of a city college said, “Thousands of seats go vacant every year. Now in 2019, this number of vacant seats seems to even increse. Increasing seats in so many colleges is not a good exercise and this only lead to more vacancies”.
The education department today on July 5 announces a general merit list of fyjc, which indicates overall ranks of students in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) and their scores, at 7pm.
A total of 908 students from the IGCSE board have applied for admissions, who are awaiting their final results and they might have to give up on their seats owing to the department’s rule of not giving them provisional admissions.