CBSE, ICSE Top scorers apply for FYJC seats in Maharashtra

CBSE, ICSE Top scorers apply for FYJC seats in Maharashtra

It seems that SSC students might have a tough time getting a seat in some of the most popular colleges in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) as 80% of applications in the 95% and above category are from non-state board students for first-year junior college (FYJC) admissions 2019.

FYJC first merit list 2019 is to be released on July 12 at 6pm.

The state education department released the general merit list for FYJC admissions in which students got to know their merit ranks and could check their scores on the admission portal before the final merit lists. As per the official data, 1,487 students who have scored 95% and above would confirm the FYJC admissions in top colleges this year. Of these, only 301 students (20%) are from the state board, and students are from CBSE, ICSE and IGCSE boards.

Even as over 91% students qualify for admissions are from the SSC board, only a few of them have made it to the top of the charts. Out of the 6,607 students scoring between 90% and 95%, only 3,453 (52%) are from the state board.

A principal of a south Mumbai college said, “We see that a lot of students from the other boards making it to the first merit list every year. But this year as the Maharashtra state board students have scored low as per the new paper pattern, only a few might be able to make it to the top charts”.

After the pass percentage for SSC declined this year, the education department permitted 98 top junior colleges in the MMR to increase their seats by 5-8%. Satram Verhani, vice-principal, CHM college, Ulhasnagar said, “Still after adding the additional seats, there would be a stiff competition as there are many top scorers from other boards. In minority colleges, 50% of the additional seats will be for minority, which would be surrendered only at the end of three rounds”.