The Director of Education (Secondary and Higher Secondary), Pune, on Monday declared the merit list for the first special round of Online Centralized Admission to First Year Junior University (FYJC) along with the cut-off lists of colleges. A total of 24,623 admissions were granted to students in the first special round, but at the end of the three regular rounds, 60,177 seats remained vacant in the Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad region. While the admission process for Class 11 continued in the month of September this year, colleges now fear a situation similar to that of the last two years when admissions were held till the end of the year.
According to information shared by the education department, a total of 56,488 seats were available in the first special round of Class 11 admissions, for which 29,416 students were eligible, of which 24,623 students were allotted colleges. The remaining 4,793 students who applied for admission in this round could not match the college cut-off lists with their given marks and college preference. Of the 24,623 students assigned colleges, 17,641 students got the college they liked best; 3,210 second-preference college students; and 1,545 colleges of their third preference. So far this academic year, a total of 105,989 students have applied for the 110,990 total available seats in Class 11, while 50,813 students have taken admission in 315 junior colleges in the first three regular rounds.
In the last two academic years, admissions to class 11 lasted until December, as a special round was held and students were not ready for admission. Rajendra Zunjarrao, principal, Modern College of Arts Science and Commerce, Shivajinagar, said, “The admission process for Class 11 has reached the first extraordinary round and there are fears that a large number of seats in the colleges will remain vacant this year as well. in Pune. If the admission process continues till the end of the year, it will be a challenge for all the colleges to complete the syllabus for FYJC students due to the delay in the admission process. Had admissions been closed earlier, colleges would have started offline classes much earlier, but now we are planning additional classes to cover the curriculum of the students who will be admitted.”