FYJC Admission: 29840 students admitted to first-choice colleges in Pune

Colleges shall not deny admission to students due to lack of documents. Instead, they should admit students provisionally through an affidavit.
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Pune: The first round of the centralized admission process for Class 11 in the Pune and Pimpri Chinchwad areas has been announced, with 38,890 students securing admission.

Of these, 29,840 students were admitted to their first-choice colleges. Students have until July 1 to confirm their admission. This year, the eligibility marks for admission have notably crossed the 90 per cent threshold, with increased cut-offs in Arts and Commerce streams, while Science stream cut-offs saw varied changes.

Students who secure admission to their first-choice colleges are required to take admission, failing which they will not be eligible for the next two rounds.

Colleges have been instructed not to deny admission to students due to a lack of documents. Instead, they should admit students provisionally through an affidavit.

According to the education department, the merit list for the first round has been published. After the declaration of the Class 10 results by the state board, students eagerly anticipate the Class 11 admission process.

In the centralized online admission process, 343 colleges have a total of 120,265 seats available, out of which 93,356 seats are for centralized admissions (CAP) and 26,909 seats are reserved for quota admissions.

A total of 70,282 students registered for centralized admissions. In the first round, 14,211 students secured admission in the Commerce stream, 3,640 in the Arts stream, 20,604 in the Science stream, and 435 in vocational courses.

There is a high demand for admission to prestigious colleges, making the percentage of eligibility marks crucial. This year, Fergusson College required 444 marks for the Arts stream and 474 marks for the Science stream, compared to 429 and 475 marks respectively last year.

Brihan Maharashtra College of Commerce required 476 marks this year, down from 479 last year. For Dr. Shamarao Kalmadi College, the required marks were 452 for Arts, 449 for Commerce, and 468 for Science, compared to 439, 418, and 458 marks respectively last year.

Abasaheb Garware College's eligibility marks remained the same as last year, at 330 for Arts and 454 for Science. Modern College in Shivajinagar required 343 marks for Arts, 440 for Commerce, and 454 for Science, compared to 343, 446, and 460 marks respectively last year.

Symbiosis College saw a significant increase in eligibility marks, with 472 for Arts and 465 for Commerce, compared to 415 and 431 marks respectively last year.

Dr. Hrishikesh Soman, Principal of Symbiosis College, explained that there is no definitive reason behind the fluctuation in eligibility marks. Various factors such as students' scores, the preferences they list, and the availability of seats according to their preferences contribute to determining the eligibility marks.

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