The Maharashtra state education department on Sunday said it will launch a mobile application to facilitate the admission process for first-year junior college (FYJC) students in the coming days amid the Covid-19 lockdown. The colleges will grant provisional admissions to students and the fee payment procedure would be conducted online to ensure safety of students.
Students from the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) can fill part 1 of the admission form from August 1 and get details of admissions on https://mumbai.11thadmission.org.in.
“This year, due to the Covid-19 outbreak, students cannot visit colleges, and hence we decided to conduct the admission process online, ensuring there is zero contact. Students can easily fill out their forms online and also upload their documents on the portal online,” said Rajendra Ahire, deputy director, Mumbai region.
The information booklet on the admission process will also be made available online. The department also allowed students to fill out mock forms as a practice exercise before they fill out the actual forms. Almost 1.25 lakh students filled out the mock forms until Saturday, which was the last day to fill the forms.
Students who apply for admissions under the various quotas can seek help from their respective schools over the phone where help desks would be set up to guide them with the procedure. Those from other boards or from other parts of the state or country can also get their doubts solved online and upload documents from home.
They can upload copies of their documents online and get them verified. The entire process will be online,” added Ahire.
From August 1, students can fill part 1 of the online form with their basic details such as name, address. Once the results are declared, students can fill part 2 of the form with details of their marks and college preferences.
Merit lists will be declared online and details of allotted colleges will be sent to the schools. Students will also get SMS alerts on registered phone numbers.
For the admissions, the Maharashtra FYJC students can confirm admissions to the colleges allotted and pay the fees online. Colleges will grant provisional admissions to students. The physical verification of documents would take place after the colleges reopen.
Source: Hindustan TimesNews, States