The fourth merit list of the First Year Junior College (FYJC) admission threw in many surprises on Tuesday, as the cut-off in renowned colleges barely changed by 2-3%.
The list was announced by the Centralised Admission Process (CAP) committee under the deputy director of education for Pune division. There was hardly any difference in the cut-off percentages of topmost colleges. However, cutoff’s in colleges considered to be surprise entries in first list have come down considerably. Arts faculty recorded a drop of just 1% in the top colleges as compared to the first round.
Around 75,939 applications were received for the fourth round of admissions, out of which 16,634 applicants were allotted in different colleges. While only 6,013 students were allotted to a college of their preference, it will be compulsory for these students to accept admissions in the respective college or they will be disqualified from the CAP.
Applicants can confirm their admission by going to the respective colleges along with requisite documents till August 9, by 6pm. Colleges have been instructed to upload their data on bifocal admissions, happening at college-level, on August 10 and 11.
Out of the allotted students, only 2,850 students confirmed their admission at the respective colleges on Tuesday. “The plight of students who had been allotted their first preference of college in the first and fourth round but didn’t confirm their admission for various reasons will be looked into after the fourth round admissions are completed by the colleges. Details of the fifth round will be declared after the government directs us about the same on Wednesday,” Minakshi Raut, the acting deputy director of education of Pune division, said.
The cut-off remained high even in the fourth merit list because of the high marks secured by students in Standard X board exams, Raut added.