Seats to be increased in Pune, Mumbai colleges

Mumbai, June 18, 2019 : On the principle of Equal Justice and equal opportunity for admission for all the state government has taken a decision to increase the seats for online class XI admissions in Mumbai, Pune and Nagpur colleges marked for online admissions, with a view to providing additional opportunities to students seeking admission in class XI. For XI online admission process to fill Part two of students and further process will begin from June 19, said Education Minster Ashish Shelar in the Legislative Assembly on Tuesday.

Making a statement in the House Shelar said that as per the discussion with selected principles of Mumbai area, 5 percent seats in science faculty and 8 per cent in arts and commerce faculties are increased in junior colleges marked for online admission. Similarly for Pune and Nagpur, 10 percent seats in junior colleges marked for online admission are increased for arts, commerce and science streams.

This increase is being made in consideration of number of students of state board, CBSE and ICSE seeking admission in class XI. Sanction is being accorded to increasing seats in junior colleges other than preferred by the students and these demands will be approved as per the requirement of the college and by examining its necessity at the Divisional Education Dy Director level.

For the students seeking admissions in class XI after the July 2019 supplementary examination, the provision for increasing the seats will be done in phases. The increase in seats is sanctioned only for 2019-20.

The decision to stop internal assessment of students in languages and social sciences for class X students from academic session 2018-19 with a view to enhancing the quality of class X students in schools affiliated to the state board. But this decision has resulted in remarkable decrease in result of Class X. 16,77,267 students had appeared for Class X board examination in March 2019. Out of them 12, 66, 861 students could pass. The percentage of pass students is 75.53, Shelar said. The time table if the examination is published on the website, he said.