With MSBSHSE all set to declare results today, Yatin Ingle gives you a rundown on the history and procedure of the online admissions, intended to reduce the frenzy that comes with the admission hour.
Come tomorrow, students will start rushing for online admissions, as Maharastra State Board of Higher and Secondary School Education (MSBSHSE) will declare results today.
This year, of a total 2.65 lakh seats, 1.5 lakh will be made available for the online admission process, whereas the rest will be retained for various quotas including management, in-house and minority quotas. The process of admissions to FYJC Classes has been going on since the academic year 1997-98.
This process involved students approaching many junior colleges to manually buy and submit admission forms, a method which was both time consuming and costly. Also, students normally bought and submitted forms for about 15 to 20 junior colleges. This process required students and parents to verify merit lists in each junior college in which they had applied.
Since the time table for announcement of merit lists and admissions to junior colleges was common for all junior colleges, it became an arduous exercise for the students.
Keeping in mind the interests of the student community, the government introduced the online admission scheme to FYJC classes in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region. Online websites, area zones, college lists, preferences and updation of information with one’s preferred colleges is what the students and parents will run after from tomorrow. Let’s wish them the best…
How do online admissions work
The online admission process for FYJC classes is applicable to all the recognized junior colleges in MMR, and their participation in this process is compulsory. Students, who have passed SSC or equivalent examinations from any recognized board, seeking admission to FYJC classes in any of the junior colleges in MMR, must participate in the online admission process.
Admissions to Arts, Science, and Commerce streams must be done online.
However, the following admissions cannot be done online.
Admissions to HSC Vocational (MCVC) & Home Science.
Admissions to Management quota, Minority quota, & In-house quota shall be done by the respective Junior Colleges.
Admissions to Technical Junior Colleges should be done by the respective Technical Junior Colleges.
Seats in junior colleges are allocated as per merit and order of preferences of the applicants; however, choice of optional subjects, optional languages, bifocal subjects in a junior college is subject to availability of seats for that optional subject, language and bifocal subjects of the junior college.
This year a special feature has been added to the admissions website where an applicant can take a visual tour of the admission process. This will give the applicant an idea about the admission and form filling procedure. Besides that, a special committee has been set up this year to help and suggest ideas that will facilitate a smooth admission procedure and accordingly make changes to it.
When ADC spoke to an officer from the deputy director of education of schools he said, “The website has been upgraded with new technologies which will make the form filling and admission procedure easy for the applicants. Students will be able to submit their prefernces of colleges from their zones and accordingly the names will be updated in the college lists as per their percentile. As the website has been developed with new technologies, there will be an easy uploading of forms making the admission procedure smooth. Applicants are requested to fill in the correct and exact information needed for the admissions.”