The education department has released the fourth and the final merit list for the first year junior college or FYJC admission 2018. However there are approximately 32,000 students who have not been allotted a seat despite many of them having high marks. According to reports, over 81,000 students were in the race to get seats after the fourth round but only around 50,000 applicants were allotted seats. Over one lakh students were allotted seats in the first three rounds of counseling. With the list supposed to be the last in the Centralised Admission Process (CAP), many students are pinning hopes on a special fifth round expected to be conducted by the education department.
According to a report of Indian Express, the education department would most probably hold a special fifth round based on merit. However, the final decision in this regard is likely to be made on August 10. “We will ensure that no candidate goes without a seat,” said Rajendra Ahire, acting deputy director, education, was quoted as saying in the report.
However, it is yet not sure whether the seats lying vaccant under minority quota in several sought after colleges will be included in the fifth or special round. The Nagpur bench of Bombay High Court will hear the matter on Wednesday. The bench had banned minority colleges from surrendering minority quota seats for general category students while hearing a plea, which was converted into a PIL, by Stree Shikshan Prasarak Mandal.
Meanwhile, applicants who have been allotted seats in the fourth merit list will have to confirm their admissions at the respective colleges until August 9, 6 pm.