When the first round ended on Saturday, a total of 42,690 students had been awarded first-year junior colleges, of which 24,700 students had been awarded first-preference colleges. Many students who have been granted admission to the college after their first, second and third preference have still not completed the process and are waiting for successive rounds.
The Director of Education (Secondary & Higher Secondary), Pune has announced the schedule for the 2nd round which started on Sunday, the merit list for which will be released on August 12.
According to the education department, a total of 1,02,855 students applied for admission in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad divisions, out of which 42,690 students were allotted colleges in the first round for the available 85,210 seats and 31,726 students cleared the admissions.
“Students are hoping to get admission in a better college and also the cut-offs have come down this year, so they might expect to get a better college in the next round,” said Meena Shendkar, assistant director of education in Pune, who is also responsible for the admission process.
Students have to fill the Part 2 form where students have to indicate the preferred colleges according to their requirements and accordingly the allotment is done by the education department. In the first round, a total of 16,693 students were found to have ‘not reported’ to the admissions desk at the allotment colleges allotted to them under preferences 1 to 10. In this, 4,427 students were allotted the college of their first choice, for the second preference 3,677 and third preference 2,390 students.
Starting this year, students who will not enroll in the first round or cancel the process for any reason will not have to wait for the three regular rounds and can apply for the same now.
Every year, when the regular rounds of the admission process begin, firstly, in three rounds, colleges are allotted to students based on their marks and cut-off lists of colleges. While any student who does not get admission in the first round or cancels the admission has to wait until all the three regular rounds are completed. Then this student has the option to enroll directly in the fourth special round of admission.