1.05 lakh seats vacant for FYJC Third Merit List 2017 in Mumbai FYJC Admission

Mumbai FYJC admissions: 1.05 lakh seats vacant for FYJC Third Merit List 2017

Around 43% seats of first year junior college (FYJC) in colleges are vacant after the second round of admissions got over on Wednesday. Out of the total 2.4 lakh seats, more than 1.05 lakh did not find any takers when around 98,000 students were left without a seat as most of these seats are in lesser-known colleges.

The state’s education department announced a list of vacancies in city colleges uploaded online on http://mumbai.11thadmission.net website for students to take a note while applying for the fyjc third round of admissions that start Friday. Meanwhile, students are gearing up for the fyjc third merit list 2017 to be announced on 29th July 2017.

It seems that lesser-known colleges have a lot of seats but no takers as is seen by the list. Nirmala Memorial College of Commerce and Science has 1,076 vacant seats in commerce stream and Pratham College has 224 in commerce and 91 in science. BB Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region said, “As these seats are in smaller junior colleges, students with only low scores opt for them, usually most remain vacant throughout the whole admission process.” 

Students securing unaided seats have to pay more for the same courses compared to their counterparts in aided divisions, this can be attributed as another reason. The annual fee for aided courses is around Rs 700, but colleges charge Rs10,000 for unaided courses. “Thus students do not want to pay so much to study in lesser-known colleges,” said Chavan.

Most of the students have already taken admissions into reputed city colleges, now where a few seats reamain for the fyjc third round. All the seats are filled at HR College, Churchgate, as it is one of the most sought after institutes for commerce.

Same can be said about other commerce colleges. Only three seats remain in Narsee Monjee College, Vile Parle in the aided section, while it’s a full for their vocational courses like tourism, hospitality management and marketing and retail management.

Vaze Kelkar, Mulund, has 23 seats left in the stream, but these are in its unaided section, for which the college charges higher fees. There is only one seat vacant in science, and none in arts. Vidyadhar Joshi, vice-principal of the college said, “We are expecting more seats in arts stream to become vacant towards the end after colleges surrender unfilled quota seats.”

More seats are vacant in the science stream as compared to arts and commerce. St Xavier’s, Fort, has only a few seats vacant in arts, but 25 seats remain in science. Jai Hind, Churchgate, has only nine seats left in arts and but 46 in science. Ashok Wadia, principal, Jai Hind, said,  “As arts courses are in demand this year, not many students have opted for science.”