THANE: With the special round for admissions to the First-Year-Junior College () admission to begin from Saturday, academicians have advised applicants against cherry-picking and to quickly claim a seat in the allotted colleges.
The special round was announced after four merit lists and to facilitate admission for those students who have not yet secured seats in any college. Dinesh Joshi, a member of the Committee () from Thane said, “While there are lesser number of students here who are still awaiting a seat, there are equally lesser seats available in the coveted city colleges. Even the renowned junior colleges have hardly any vacancy because of the in-house and management quota. At this juncture, it is not advisable for a student to wait for a college of his/her choice as that may not be likely. If the applicant waits and loses out on a decent college, they might be allotted an even lesser known college in the upcoming lists or in the offline admission process.”

Some academicians feel that the round would not affect them as hardly any seats are vacant at this point and as they have already started their academic year.

“At present our commerce section has been entirely filled and even if we have a few cancellations it would be because the students wish to pursue the diploma courses. There are a couple of seats available in our arts stream but 75% of them have already been filled in the first four rounds,” said Suchitra Naik, Principal of K.G Joshi Bedekar College.

“I have been waiting till then end to see if I make it any of these colleges, however, I am not sure if will make it. But since the colleges are opening up minority quota for the applicants I am hopeful. Let me see if it works in my favor,” said a student who still awaits admission in FYJC.

A few academicians are hopeful that since minority quota seats have also opened up for the applicants in this round many students may get admission in the minority colleges.

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