First-year junior college aspirants gets time to validate OTP

First-year junior college aspirants gets time to validate OTP

The state education department has given some concessions to students after it came to light that the process for quota admissions under first-year junior college (FYJC) had become time-consuming. The education department stated that students who have registered on the Standard 11th admission portal and applied for FYJC admissions but failed to validate the one-time password (OTP) to confirm their seat will be given time until August 25 to update their status. The entire process for quota admissions was supposed to end by August 22.

As per the circular, “If a student does not get an OTP due to a technical reason, he/she should not be denied admission solely for this. Time will be given until August 25 to update it.”

This year, because of the corona crisis, the entire admission process for FYJC is following a zero contact mode. Admissions to various quotas like minority, management and in-house, have to be done at the college level, the education department is helping students to make them zero-contact. As part of this, students get an OTP on their registered mobile numbers which colleges have feed in the online database to confirm a seat. With the OTP being time-bound, it was a struggle for colleges and students to complete the process. The department, now has said that the time limit on entering the OTP has been removed.

While colleges said that they have managed to complete most quota admissions that were allotted to them, some seats are not confirmed due to the OTP trouble. An official said, “Students had not received OTPs in time and in some cases they couldn’t be contacted easily. We hope we can complete the process for them now with this new concession.”

The office of the deputy director will release the first general merit list of all students for them to be able to verify and rectify any errors if needed. 2.25 lakh students had filled their college preferences till Saturday. The fyjc general merit list 2020 will be released on August 25.