12th admission in Maharashtra colleges go onlineTo make Class 12 admissions transparent, the Govt of Maharashtra has planned to make the Mumbai 12th admission online.
From academic year 2017-18, Class 12 admissions will be held online for all junior colleges; it would be the same like first-year junior college (FYJC) online process. By this, Mumbai Class 12 Online admissions would be transparent and it would put an end on donations and non-merit-based admissions.
Colleges are waiting for the official education department circular before implementing this change.Students who wish to switch colleges in Class 12 need to fill out an application form on the official portal mumbai.11thadmission.net.
Most of the students who are not satisfied with the college they have been allotted in the FYJC online admissions because of the choice or if the college is far from home or for any reason, change it in the middle of Class 11 or in Class 12 to secure admission at a college of their choice . Students approached individual colleges last time and as per vacancy they would be allotted a seat.
But starting this year, the Bombay high court has ordered offline admissions of any kind to shut. B B Chavan, deputy director of education, Mumbai region said, “We have stopped offline admissions entirely in Class 11 and Class 12. Colleges who have admitted students’ offline or do so in the future, would be asked to go for online admission once the 11th admission online portal opens.”
Less than 50% students continued in colleges given to them in the fyjc online process, last year. Mr. Chavan said, “Even after multiple FYJC online rounds so that 100% admissions takes place, we find students change colleges’ offline after Class 11, thus making the entire online admission process worthless". The education department held nine rounds of FYJC admission in 2016.
Mumbai colleges are in a mess as they have not been informed by the department via an official circular yet. Sathaye College, Vile Parle, is accepting student applications, but admission process is on hold. Kavita Rege, principal of Sathaye College, Vile Parle said, “We were informed about the change in 12th admission process around eight months ago, but we have not got any orders from the government yet on how to implement it,”. Vidyadhar Joshi, principal, Vaze-Kelkar College, Mulund, said class 12th online admissions in Mumbai will make things easier and simpler for students as well as colleges.