SYJC Online Admission 2017 to start soon

SYJC Online Admission 2017 to start soon

MUMBAI: As the first-year junior college (FYJC) academic year is coming to an end, students and authorities are still waiting for instructions for the SYJC online admission process for second-year junior college. Students who were not happy with the FYJC colleges that were allotted now looks to change their colleges this year. Previous year, there was a discussion about making online the SYJC admissions process.

Education department will soon work for the online process in a few weeks. BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai said, "SYJC admissions will be done online soon. Students will get admission as per vacancy. After FYJC college registrations are over, the work to make online admissions for SYJC on the same website will be done. Colleges are not allowed to give any admissions at their own and if any admission is done by colleges on their own, it will be cancelled and the student needs to apply via the online process."

Many students want to change their colleges as they did not get a college close to their home during the FYJC online process. SYJC results are awaited by students to apply to other colleges. Students were allotted seats on approaching individual colleges till last year.

Less than 50% students continue at the colleges allotted to them in the fyjc online process. For SYJC admission 2017, students are rushing to different colleges. Vidyadhar Joshi, vice principal of Kelkar College, Mulund said, "As there are no instructions from the education department so we have put aup a notice which informs the students who wish to have admission in the second year colleges that it stands to be regulated and thus, they are not able to answer any queries from students right now, also asking students not to withdraw admissions till the picture gets clear."

Colleges are also in doubts on how to permit their in-house students to change their stream. Ashok Wadia, principal of Jai Hind College in Churchgate said, "FYJC admissions have been done online and if you change the stream now, it is certainly a new admission. So, our in-house admissions would not be completed if students need to change their streams. Students have been asked to wait for any more instructions from the education department.

IGCSE Students can use FYJC Predicted Scores for Admission

IGCSE students in Maharashtra can use FYJC predicted scores for admission

Students will be allowed by education department to appear for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) examinations — equivalent to Class 10 board examinations — so that students could secure provisional admissions to first-year junior colleges (FYJC) on their predicted scores. But it is still doubtful if the admissions will be cancelled at a later stage if the students’ actual scores are lower than the predicted ones.

Predicted scores are actually an estimated score of the students’ performance in the exam and are not accurate. So, the final scores seems to differ from the predicted grades.

Since the begining, FYJC online admission process has never accepted student's predicted marks and it is a requirement to submit only original scores and mark sheets while applying for fyjc online admission.

IGCSE exam in May-June, October-November is held by The Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) . Students who appear in IGCSE exam for May would get their mark sheets in August, whereas admissions to Indian colleges start in June. Therefore, students were not allowed previously to apply in the FYJC online admission process the main reason for rejection was predicted scores was not allowed. Since two years ago, board had offered Indian students to appear in March exams so that their IGCSE results are announced by the month of June, that would be the right time to apply to colleges.

A government resolution issued on July 25, 2016 states that students appearing in the IGCSE exams in May can apply for FYJC online admissions on the basis of their predicted scores or provisional marks.

Suvarna Kharat, deputy secretary of education said, “IGCSE students must be given provisional admissions on their predicted scores till the time their actual results are declared.”

However, the doubt still remains as it is unclear if colleges can cancel admissions of students if their actual scores are lower than the predicted ones. This is causing confusion as even giving provisional admission on the basis of predicted scores seems unfair to the rest of the students. “Even if the admissions are cancelled later on, deserving candidates from other boards, might lose out their seats to others with higher predicted scores,” said an official of the education department.

Change College Preference in Every Round of FYJC Online Admission 2017

College Preferences can be changed at Every Round of FYJC Online Admission 2017

Pune: Students now would be able to change their college preference in every round of the first year junior college (Std XI) centralized admission process from academic year 2017-18. This year the state education department has vowed for changes in the fyjc admission process due to some mistakes in centralized admissions last year and keeping in mind the fact that the rounds for fyjc online admission stretched till almost October. The new rules for fyjc online admission would be applicable for Pune, Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Nashik and Amravati region. Pune FYJC admission as well as Fyjc Admission Mumbai starts after the Maharashtra SSC Result 2017 are announced in the month of June.

As per education department, students passing in the Maharashtra 10th Result 2017, students will have to fill a form for only one faculty of their choice in the first phase of the form-filling exercise. Previously, students were allowed to choose multiple faculties including Arts, Commerce, Science and Minimum Competency Vocational Course (MCVC) but from now onwards they will be allowed to choose any one of these. Students would be able to change their choice of faculty in the second phase of the fyjc form-filling exercise.

The second rule that has changed is that students will be allowed to give only 10 colleges in their preference list, in previous years it was 50.

As per Deputy secretary of the state education department Suvarna Kharat, "Students would be able to change their preferences after each round. However, if they do not change their preferences, then those selected earlier would be considered for allotment. If a student gets admission to the first preferred college from the list, then s/he should pay the full fee and confirm the admission. If the student does not confirm the admission, his/her name would not be taken into account from the following rounds."

If a student gets an allotment to a preferred college other than his/her first preference, and if the student is happy with the allotment, s/he can pay up the full fee and confirm the admission. Once the admission is confirmed, the student would not be counted in the next subsequent rounds. If the student does not confirm the admission at this point, s/he would be eligible for the next round.

Kharat further said that junior colleges should fill the quota admission seats before the fyjc regular admission rounds begin. If any of the quota seats are not filled, the colleges must surrender them for the regular rounds of admission. Students taking admission under the quota seats and pay full fees would then be restricted from participating in the regular rounds.

Meenakshi Raut,, assistant director of education, Pune, said, "The announcement of the admission procedure has come well in time as compared to last year." She said that they will now begin with college registrations, preparation of booklets and distribution so as to be ready for the season and make sure that admissions would be smooth and on time this year.