After a long wait part-2 registration process for first-year junior college (FYJC) admission got underway with over 2500 students registering themselves on the very first day. According to information received, 2581 students have filled the part-2 form online. Of these, 1427 filled the form for admission in science stream, 922 in commerce, 212 in arts and 44 in vocational courses.
This year more than 31000 students have applied for FYJC admissions in Nagpur. There are 55,000 seats in various junior colleges in the city and looking at the current trend it seems that many seats would remain vacant this year too. As per the schedule announced by the education department, admission to bifocal streams would start first. This would be followed by admission to general streams would start.
Part-2 registration for FYJC bifocal streams would conclude on June 23 while for normal stream both part-1 and part-2 registration process would end on June 28. The candidates who have not registered for part-1 may also register themselves online.
The zero round of the FYJC admission process too has begun and would conclude on July 3. This would include an announcement of merit list of bifocal subjects, online admissions of bifocal merit list, displaying general merit list for correction and submitting corrections to the deputy director of education.
The first general merit list would be announced on July 6 and the first round would conclude on July 12. Online admission on the basis of general merit list would take place between July 8 and July 10. To fill the vacant seats, second and third round of admission process would be conducted from July 15 and July 23 respectively.
The special merit list would be announced on July 31 and the whole admission process is likely to get completed by August 3. The new session would get underway after 70 percent of the total seats would get filled.
Meanwhile, the government has increased the number of seats by 10 percent in Nagpur division after facing criticism for scrapping internal marks, which led to the sharp decline in the overall marks scored by the State board students. Percentage of CBSE and ICSE students are higher leading to rise in cut-off while State board students were finding it hard to get admission. However, junior college management has opposed this decision of the State government.
They claimed that 17000 seats remained vacant last year and by increasing the total number of seats, only a few junior colleges, which remain on high demand, would be benefited while seats in several other junior colleges would remain vacant like previous year.
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