PUNE: A total of 41,961 students, out of 75,939 applicants, were allotted colleges on Thursday in the first merit list for the regular round of admissions for Std XI (FYJC) in Arts, Science and Commerce streams under the online Centralised Admission Process (CAP).
The list was released on Thursday at 11 am. However, the colleges hadn’t displayed it until around 5 pm. A total of 17,189 students have been allotted colleges that they mentioned as their first preference. According to the rule implemented last year, it’s mandatory for these students to take admissions at the allotted college in the first round itself, or else, they will be locked out of the process till the regular round three.
The rest, who have been allotted colleges that were number 2 to 10 on their preference list can wait for the next merit list, and meanwhile also make changes to their preference list considering the cut-offs of the colleges after the first round of admissions.
The students can now take admissions from July 6 to 9 (except for Sunday), at the college allotted to them. In a new rule implemented this year, if the student has decided to take admission, he/she will first have to click on the ‘Proceed for Admission’ button available on their profile, which will intimate the college that the student is interested in taking admission there, and his/her name will be included in the college’s list. However, the admission will be confirmed only after the student submits all the documents and completes the necessary procedure at the respective college.
This year, for a total of 96,320 seats at 285 colleges in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad, there were 75,939 applications. For the convenience of the students, there was a special zero round for the students opting for bifocal studies. Now, 33,978 applicants who have not yet been allotted any college yet will have to wait for the second merit list which will be released on July 13.