Pune: Rain played a spoilsport as out of 41,961 students who were allotted colleges of their first preference in the first merit list, only 17,211 students sought admission in the first round of admission under Centralised Admission Process (CAP) for First Year Junior College (FYJC). This has forced the Acting Deputy Director of Education Meenakshi Raut to extend the admission deadline for the students by one more day.
“Thus, the admission in the first round will take place on Tuesday also till 5 pm for colleges in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad,” she said.
“The entire State is witnessing incessant rains and this has enabled many to reach the colleges to seek admissions and thus, we have extended the deadline. Earlier the last date for admissions was July 9, now the students will be able to take admissions on Tuesday as well till 5 pm,” she said.
Till July 9, only 17,211 out of the 41,961 students who were allotted colleges in the first merit list took
A total of 17,189 students in Pune and Pimpri-Chinchwad have been allotted the colleges they mentioned as first preference, in the preference list.
According to the rule implemented last year, it was mandatory for these students to take admissions at the allotted college in the first round itself, or else, they would be locked out of the process till the regular round 3.
The rest, who have been allotted colleges, that was on their preference list number 2 to 10 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 least number of admissions have taken place in Amravati region (2,540) while the maximum has been admitted to the allotted colleges in Mumbai region (43,221).
The cut-offs of the colleges are quite high this year as a large number of students scored above 90 per cent.
The second merit list for regular admissions is scheduled to be released on July 13.