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A day after the education department decided to announce a special list for 5,191 students who have not yet been assigned a junior college seat, the idea has been dropped. After much deliberation by education officials on Tuesday evening, the office of deputy director of education announced that admissions for this year will now go offline. August 12 onwards, students will have to approach each college and submit their admission form.
There should be no more delays in the admission process. Therefore, we decided to now have admissions offline. We will put up a list of vacant seats at colleges across the city. Students can then approach these colleges, said Sunil R Chouhan, deputy director of education (school), Mumbai region. He added that there are ample seats in colleges and students will face no problems in getting admission in a college. Last year, a similar special list was to be announced for close to 4,400 students who were not allotted seats in the online process; at the last minute, the department decided to make admissions offline. However, officials say that of the 5,191 students who are yet to be assigned seats this year, many might not even show up for admissions. Most of them might have already sought admission in colleges under the minority and management quotas. Whoever is left without a seat can contact us and will get an assured seat, said a senior education official. Besides, students can visit the nearest guidance centre for help with admissions into colleges of their choice. Anxious parents were seen thronging the office of the deputy director of education (school) on Tuesday. Many are worried about their wards making it through colleges and courses of their choice in offline admissions, as they will be vying for the remaining seats along with students with ATKTs as well as those coming from CBSE board who gave the school based examinations in Class X. This makes the range of percentage once again as high as the online admissions. There’s no way my son will find a seat in a college of his choice. All this after filling 35 colleges in our option form, said Anita Mhatre (name changed) whose son scored 72% and is seeking a seat in the science stream.
Courtesy: Times of India
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