FYJC Mumbai.11thadmission.net Website Up Again

FYJC 11th admission website up again, 1 lakh students fill Part 2 form in a day

MUMBAI: After the mumbai.11thadmission.net website was shutdown for a day to fix the glitches of slow servers, over one lakh students for admission in first-year junior college (FYJC) were able to fill Part II of their 11th online admission form on Thursday. More than 2.3 lakh students have already registered for 11th admissions and 1.7 lakh have completed the form-filling exercise.

The Mumbai online FYJC 11th admission portal was shut on Wednesday with regard to many complaints from parents and students that the mumbai.11thadmission.net server was too slow and they were unable to complete Part 2 form application. B B Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai said, "The software company behind the website, Nysa Asia, has been able to detect and rectify the technical problem. The website mumbai.11thadmission.net began around 9am on Thursday and since then no complaints have been received."

Before the mumbai.11thadmission.net portal was shut, only around 75,000 students managed to complete the part 2 of form-filling process. Till 6pm on Thursday, over 1 lakh students had registered. Ruchik Jain, a Goregaon resident said, "We login at the website mumbai.11thadmission.net and were able to complete the Part 2 of form-filling exercise almost immediately. As we are from Surat, I rushed to the guidance centre for approval."

Education department officials said that the records of SSC students who received additional marks for arts, culture and sports has been updated by the board. As per Chavan, deadline could not be extended for filling up forms. "Around 2.3 lakh students had filled up forms last year and now 2.3 lakh students have already registered this year. Around 50,000 students are yet to fill up the part 2 of forms but they still have four more days. So, it seems that most students will be able to fill up the Part 2 form of 11th admission mumbai. A review would be undertaken of the site's performance and then would be decided if an extension is to be given or not.

5% seats in FYJC 11th Online Admission for Earthquake-affected Persons

5% seats reserved in FYJC 11th Online Admission for Earthquake-affected persons

5% seats will be reserved in first year junior college (FYJC) 11th admission for students affected by projects or earthquakes in Maharashtra, this has been introduced for the first time this year.
Students vying for open category seats feel that the seats from their category will be taken away to cover those seats.

All 778 colleges under the University of Mumbai including those run by minority institutions and who are participating in the centralised 11th admission process for FYJC will follow these new reservation guidelines while allocating seats.

Reservation for earthquakes affected victims add to the existing quota of 50% for students belonging to the same minority community as the college, 20% for in-house students, 5% for management, 2% and 3% for cultural and sports quota, and 3% for differently-abled. The education department is also of the view that at least 30% seats are filled by women.

Students need to contact the collector or district rehabilitation officer to issue certificates mentioning that project-affected or earthquake-affected persons (PAPs) or their dependents are eligible for the seats.

Vinod Tawde, education minister said, "We are providing constitutional and parallel reservations in the 11th online admission process this year which was long due.”

This new quota means that out of the 2.92 lakh seats available in the 2017-18 11th FYJC admission process, 14,604 will be reserved for PAPs.

Information about this quota is mentioned in the new information booklet having the rules and regulations for the new ‘student-friendly’ 11th online admission in Mumbai this year. Suvarna Kharat, deputy secretary of the state school education department said, “Rehabilitation of people is major issue in respect to government projects or natural calamities.”

Shraddha Gokul, an FYJC student from Vile Parle said, "General category students always have to face the brunt of such reservations in every educational institute be it medical admissions or engineering. New reservation rules will make it harder for regular students to get a seat in coveted minority colleges."

Many colleges said that they have not been informed by the education department for these changes. Hemlata Bagla, in-charge principal, Kishanchand Chellaram College, Churchgate said, “FYJC information booklet mentions about the new additional reservations, but nothing much is explained about them.”

Mumbai 11th FYJC admission - Reservations are flawed

Mumbai FYJC admissions - Reservations are flawed

Education activists are concerned and have filed an intervention in the Bombay high court which says that the reservations introduced for the first-year junior college FYJC admission 2017-18 were being executed in a flawed manner.

System Correcting Movement (SYSCOM), an NGO in Pune has recently filed in HC an intervention claiming that the Maharashtra education department’s new rules were causing students from the general category to lose out on seats. SYSCOM has written to education minister Vinod Tawde alleging that the education department’s new rules providing additional marks to students excelling in sports, arts and culture was not enough to get them a seat in a college of choice.  For instance, benefits under the in-house quota can be used by students studying in the same management’s schools in Mumbai, but on the condition that the school must be on the same campus. Vaishali Bafna, one of the petitioners from SYSCOM said, “Such rules are totally unfair as in a city like Mumbai, institutions run by the same management could be situated in different campuses”.

She said, “According to the new rule, a student who has played a sport at the international level gets only 20 extra marks. But this is insufficient to get a seat in a college of choice because of the competition. “The special reservation for students (2% in arts and culture and 3% in sports) must instead be given on the basis of their performance in a sport or art form”.

SYSCOM has handed over the letter to the minister, saying that the department’s new rules were allowing some students to use both constitutional and special reservation benefits. “A student must be able to apply either in the SC, ST, OBC or other constitutional reservation categories, or under sports, arts or culture categories. The current seat distribution permits students to apply for both.

Moreover, Mumbai education officials said that the new rules were to be expected soon and would be implemented that will address all concerns. BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai division said, “We have received a lot of complaints over the new FYJC admission process, so we are looking into it and would soon come up with a new system”.