The number of students taking admission to first-year junior college (FYJC, Std XI) has been falling drastically after every round.
Only about 31.59 % students of the total allotted had confirmed admissions at the end of the third round, the merit list for which was declared on July 29.
In the second round, 24,536 students were allotted seats of which only 42.92 % confirmed.In the first round, of the 48,315 allocations about 51.06% confirmed admissions.
As per the data released by the common admission process (CAP) committee on Thursday , more than 41,000 FYJC seats remain vacant including 15,000 quota seats. The students have time till 5pm on Friday to make changes in their forms for the fourth round.
The CAP committee has advised students who want to go for betterment option to check college vacancies and cut-off for colleges and make changes in their preferences.
Students should enter a minimum of one and a maximum of 10 colleges in their form. The CAP committee will announce the fourth round merit list on August 6.
Another chance to confirm seats afte Round IV Students who were allotted their first preference college during the first three rounds, but failed to confirm their seats will get another chance to participate in the admission process. After they did not confirm their seats, their forms were blocked in the system. However, after the fourth round, depending on seat availability, these students can once again participate in the admission rounds. A schedule will be announced after the fourth round admissions are completed, CAP chairman Dinkar Temkar, said.
This year, many high scoring students have opted for diploma courses in engineering which may have reduced the number of students choosing regular courses for standard XI.