Only a few 90-percenters in FYJC race this time

Only a few 90-percenters in FYJC race this time

MUMBAI: As the scores of SSC students are not good this time, first year junior college aspirants can expect lower cut-offs in the fyjc first merit list 2019 that’s slated to be released on July 12. This year, students with a score of 90% and above has been declined by 1.6% as compared to previous year. There is an increase of 6% for students scoring 95% and above.

After the provisional merit list is announced, 2,974 students with a score of 95% and above have applied for FYJC admission 2019. Last year it was 2,795. This time, it seems the cut-offs would be lower as compared to last year. Only 16,188 students with a score of above 90% have applied as compared to 16,62 last year.
Students getting 90% and above in SSC, most of the of students belong to state board (6,906), and 4,146 are from ICSE and 1,960 are from CBSE boards. Principal of a reputed college in South Mumbai said a lot of their seats would not be taken up by SSC students and instead be taken up by the non-state board students. The Principal said, “We usually have students from the ICSE and CBSE students in the first merit list and these students confirm their fyjc admissions. Most of the students who has got scores of above 95% would be from these boards.
The education department has increased seats at top colleges making sure that SSC students have a fair chance. The cut-off at top colleges could be lower but it could mean higher vacancies in the other colleges as more students will be accommodated in a few colleges.

Commerce has the maximum number of applicants, the most number of students with a score of above 95% are in the science stream. Out of the total 1,608 students with this score, 184 are from SSC, 248 from CBSE board and 349 from ICSE board.

Ashish Shelar meets Principals of Top Junior Colleges

Ashish Shelar meets Top junior colleges in Mumbai on seat increase

Newly appointed school education minister Ashish Shelar met principals of top junior colleges in the city to seek opinion on whether increase of up to 8% seats in arts and commerce and 5% in science for the first year junior college admissions is really possible.

As the SSC results of students had a huge impact by the discontinuation of internal exams in languages and social sciences, the increase of seats is one such solution that has been proposed so that SSC students have a level playing field in FYJC admission 2019.

Shelar and education department officials didi a meeting with around 60 principals at Jai Hind College. A principal said: “We were told that Govt. is planning to increase seats at our colleges and asked for our feedback. There was a mixed reaction from all the Principals. Some answered in affirmative and Some principals raised concerns over the lack of infrastructure or staff and the need for a long term solution for the same.” Presently, aided divisions have 120 seats while unaided divisions have 80 students. first merit list 2018 on July 5 first merit list 2018 on July 5

MUMBAI: As the deadline for making corrections in the online application forms for First Year Junior College (FYJC) admissions ended on Thursday, the education department is still receiving change requests from students having trouble completing their admissions under the minority quota.

"I did not opt for minority quota when filling my 11th admission application form online. After that I realized that I might not get a college of my choice under the open category. So I approached a college to seek admission under the quota but they are refusing me a seat as I had not selected the quota in the online form," said a student. She seeks the help of education department's office for a solution.
While education officials are of the view that minority colleges have the authority for students admission under their quota even now. The official said, "We have asked the junior colleges to admit students who are eligible for the minority seats even if they haven't opted for it in their online forms. The college can then upload those details on the portal and inform the education department about the admission so that the system doesn't allot another seat to the student." Minority admissions, were to be held via the centralized process this year, the authority was given to colleges.

Many students who applied under minority quota did not filled up Part-II of the application form, so now they are facing problems by the system. An official said, "Colleges can assure these students seats under the quota and ask them to fill up Part-II of the application form when the portal allows changes to be made"
Students are also coming in large numbers and requesting the education department for other changes in admission forms. A student who scored 99.6% in SSC said, "I opted only for Thakur College in the Mumbai 11th admission online form but I want admission at NM College for commerce."
The student, can't make any changes as she is very likely to be allotted Thakur College in the first merit list 2018 to be released on July 5.