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Last chance for ones who rejected their preferred college

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA IYER
Published : Jul 20, 2018, 6:01 am IST
Updated : Jul 20, 2018, 6:01 am IST

As per the procedure, a student has to choose 10 colleges in the order of their preference.

 If a student is given a seat in their first preference he/she must take admission and if not, they will be eliminated from rest of the merit lists. (Representational Image)
  If a student is given a seat in their first preference he/she must take admission and if not, they will be eliminated from rest of the merit lists. (Representational Image)

Mumbai: After the first general merit list for the first year junior college (FYJC) admissions was declared on July 5, over 7,000 students will not be considered in the first three general merit rounds by the state education department.

These students, even after getting a seat in their first preferred colleges, failed to secure admissions as they were not ‘satisfied’ with the college or the streams given to them through the centralised admission process (CAP).

 

“Students were warned about the consequences of not securing admissions after getting seat in their first preference. From schools to the booklets provided to each and every student, it says about the system of first preference,” said a senior official.

Last year during the FYJC admissions 2017-18, more than 10,000 students faced the axe because they did not secure their seat  allotted to them as per their first preference.

As per the procedure, a student has to choose 10 colleges in the order of their preference. So the first choice of the college is the most preferred one. If a student is given a seat in their first preference he/she must take admission and if not, they will be eliminated from rest of the merit lists.

 

“These students will get another chance in the fourth merit list that will be declared on August 2,” the official added. This round will be on the first come, first serve basis.

Under the process, a student who has not taken admission has to log into the admission website where they will have an option to choose a stream and preferred colleges. Once the student clicks on the college name, they can view the number of vacancies. If the seat is available, they have to click on “Apply Now” to confirm their admission. This way, the first student who applies first will be get the seat.

“I secured a seat in Science stream but I have changed my mind and I want to study Arts hence I did not take admission. I was initially confused as to why my name did not show up in the second list,” said a student who did not know he has been removed from the three rounds.    

 

Tags: education department, cap, schools