54,898 Forms were received at the Collection Centres
The scenario of fewer students chasing the available first
year junior college (Std XI) seats continues this year. As many as 54,898
students will vie for Std XI seats through the centralised admission process (CAP)
in Pune and neighboring Pimpri-Chinchwad, which means 8,782 of the overall admission
capacity of 63,680 seats will go abegging.
At a Glance:
While the science stream has drawn 4,011 surplus applications as against the admission
capacity of 20,965 seats, the arts stream has raked in a low 2,190 applications,
which is 9,270 applications less than the overall intake of 11,460 seats for both
the English and Marathi medium courses. Similarly, the commerce stream has drawn
5,790 fewer applications than the overall intake of 26,380 seats for both English
and Marathi courses.
In all, 71,932 forms were sold between June 28, when the distribution process started,
and July 6. Against this, 54,898 forms were received at the collection centres.
Wednesday 6th July was the last day for submission of forms. The emerging picture
is in keeping with the trend that has set in over the last few years where the science
stream has drawn pleas way higher than the declared admission capacity while commerce
and arts have suffered.
We are facing a situation similar to last years when the education department had
to sanction additional divisions to accommodate the surplus students for the science
stream, Ravindra Pardeshi, Fergusson College principal and executive president of
the Std XI CAP committee, told TOI. A division refers to 120 seats for a junior
college attached to a senior college or 80 seats where a higher secondary school
is attached to the secondary school.
Last year, 10,268 seats had remained vacant at the end of the admission process.
Of the total 58,185 seats on offer, 47,917 admissions were affected. The science
stream then had drawn 1,483 surplus pleas against the declared capacity of 18,535
Total application forms sold: 71,932 Admission capacity for 160 Jr. colleges: 63,680
Applications received: 54,898 Vacant seats: 8,782 Surplus pleas drawn by science
stream: 4,011 Shortfall in arts and commerce streams: 9,270 and 5,790 (Source: CAP
Courtesy: Times of India