August 13, 2016 7:40:01 pm
FYJC Mumbai: OF THE 59,960 seats allotted to students seeking admission to junior colleges in the first special round on Thursday, only 44,443 have confirmed their admission. More than 15,000 students haven’t reported for admissions, according to a report from the office of deputy director of education.
The highest number of seats were allocated in English-medium college for the commerce stream with 38,454, of which only 28,261 have confirmed their admission. While more than 9,900 students are yet to report, 192 applications were cancelled and 15 rejected.
Science stream in English-medium Colleges saw 16,4 35 allocations but only about 12,000 have taken admissions. Gujarati, Hindi and Urdu-medium Colleges saw less demand in all the three streams.
After several students complained that the admission process was flawed, the education department had decided to conduct three special rounds for students who were allotted seats in colleges far from their homes or in streams that were not of their choice.
More than 27,000 students were allotted seats in the first special round of FYJC admissions on Thursday.
A total of 67,627 students had applied for the special round 1, of which 59,960 were allocated seats. With 38,732 allocations, Commerce stream saw the highest number of applications followed by Science at 16,446. More than 7,900 students got their second preference and 5,035 got their third preference.
Around 7,600 students were not allocated seats in the special round 1.
The second phase of the special round will commence from August 18 for those students who did not secure admission in the first phase (August 9 to 13). The candidates who apply in the second phase be eligible for the leftover seats.
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