10,354 Seats Still Vacant As Std XI Centralised Admission Process Enters Last Phase
The Std XI centralised admission process (CAP) panel has
warned junior colleges in the city and Pimpri-Chinchwad against refusing admission
to any allowed-to keep-term (ATKT) student, once the student is allotted a seat
through the counselling rounds that start from Thursday.
On Wednesday, the panel released the final merit list for seat allotment through
the governments ATKT scheme for those Std X students, who had failed in not more
than two subjects in the state boards March 2011 exam.
The panel has rejected the forms of 32 students, who sought the ATKT benefit, and
has listed 2,313 students in the final merit list. The counselling-based table round
admission process for these students will now be conducted from August 4 to 6 at
the Fergusson college recreation hall.
The panel deliberately opted for counseling-based admissions for ATKT students to
ensure that no college can refuse admission once the allotment is effected, deputy
director (education) Sunil Magar told on Wednesday. This was after the panels
attention was drawn to incidents in the past wherein prominent colleges have shown
reluctance to admit ATKT students. The issue also figured in discussions at Wednesdays
meeting of the principals of all 160 junior colleges, which participated in this
years Std XI CAP. The deputy director's office had called this meeting to take stock
of vacant seats as the admission process moves into the last leg. Classes at all
junior colleges are to commence from August 8.
In all, 10,354 seats have remained vacant at the end of the CAP round 1 and the ensuing
first and second waitlist admissions that ended on July 31. The vacancy position
is worked out after eliminating the quota seats, i.e. the 20% in-house quota for junior
colleges attached to secondary schools; the 15% management quota and the 50% quota
available to the minority institutions. It may be noted that the CAP panel had declared
an overall admission capacity of 63,680 seats,including 4,875 bifocal science seats, at
160 junior colleges this year. It received 54,898 admission forms against this. After
elimination of dual forms, i.e. one student applying for two separate streams, the
panel had declared 46,545 seats as allotted through CAP round 1. The gap between
admission capacity and allotted seats was 17,135 then. The final vacancy position
is based on elimination of the quota seats. Last year, the CAP panel had declared
10,268 vacant seats.
Commerce stream English and Marathi medium combine have 4,352 vacant seats, followed
by arts streams English and Marathi medium combine vacancy of 3,205, while the science
stream has 2,797 vacant seats.
A bulk of these vacancies, according to a CAP official, are in colleges located in
far flung areas or have no established brand name.
The vacancy position assumes significance for those students, who could not be part
of the Std XI CAP for some reason.Such students will be given admission at the institute
level after August 8, Magar said.
Courtesy: Times of India