The state education department of Mumbai has released a data where it has stated that only 46 per cent applicants have secured seats so far after the second rounds of admissions to junior colleges in Mumbai. It is the lowest compared to the other five zones — Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Amravati — where admissions are being held under the Centralised Admission Process (CAP).
The release also states that over 2.4 lakh candidates had applied to junior colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) out of which 88,431 have secured admissions. The total number of admission is less than 50 per cent of the eligible applicants. The applications which are being rejected or left out of the CAP are of those who did not show up for admission.
The MMR has the highest number of applicants across the six regions. In Nagpur and Amravati, 77 per cent and 72 per cent candidates have secured admissions, respectively. But the total numbers of applicants in these regions are significantly lower than that in MMR. According to the sources, despite being allotted seats in the first two rounds, over one lakh candidates in MMR has not reported for admissions. It is because of the sudden shortage of seats that many high scorers have not been allotted seats yet. They are waiting for the third merit list that is due on Tuesday. Last week, minority colleges surrendered over 6,800 in-house quota seats for CAP.
“Not many seats were added after the minority colleges were allowed to surrender seats. We are still hoping that my son will get a seat in a college of his preference in the third round,” said Sonal Sanghvi, whose son Krutharth has not been allotted seat yet despite scoring 89.67 per cent in his board exams.