This year, students seeking admission in a degree college [except autonomous institutes will have to register on the University of Mumbai portal before applying to colleges.
Under the guidelines, students applying for undergraduate courses at colleges affiliated to the university will have to go through a mandatory pre-admission registration from June 1 to June 16.
Students will, however, have to buy admission forms from their chosen colleges before registering. Since colleges will conduct the admissions, applicants will have to attach a copy of their online registration forms while submitting their forms at different colleges.
The pre-admission registration allows students to apply to multiple colleges for more than one course.
Students seeking admission to autonomous institutes, however, will have to apply directly to the college. According to the university, through online registrations, it will create a database of students. This will help MU check eligibility of students, issue them exam hall tickets and declare results.
This year, the university has decided to continue working with the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL), a public limited company, for online registration. Last year, admissions were delayed by three weeks after the university tried to appoint a new service provider.
Colleges, however, are unsure whether the university can stick to its schedule. “Admissions should be wrapped up in 15 to 20 days, so that we can start the classes at least by July 1,” said MB Madlani, principal, KPB Hinduja College.
“We can start the classes after the second merit list is published because by that time most of the students take admission,” said BB Sharma, principal, Vaze College, Mulund.