Maharashtra FYJC Admission 2019: The Maharashtra State government has decided to extend the deadline for the admissions to the first year junior college (FYJC) by five days. This has been done in order to allow students from the Maratha community to benefit from the Maratha reservation available for them.
The decision to extend the deadline came after the Bombay High court rules that the quota extended by the Maharashtra state government for the community to be categorized under the Socially and Educationally Backward Class was valid. Based on the court’s order, 12 percent of the seats will be reserved for the students from the community.
The Maharashtra state School Education Minister Ashish Shelar declared in the Legislative Assembly on Friday that the final date of the submission of the applications for the FYJC admissions online has been extended until July 4, 2019. As per the previous schedule, the applications have to be submitted by June 29, 2019, which is today. With the extension in the deadline, o submit the application form the release dates for the first merit list has also been extended. The first merit list for the FYJC admission will now be released by July 12. As per earlier schedule, the merit list was supposed to be released on July 6, 2019.
As per the reservation close to 34.251 seats will be reserved under the community which will allow more time for the students to apply under the quota. In Mumbai alone, there are 15,531 seats under the Maratha Quota.
The government however had earlier reserved the seats when the time table for the FYJC admissions was was first announced in March 2019. But many of the students did not apply under the quota as the court case was still pending. Now that the verdict has been declared the students will be able to apply under the quota again due to which the application dates have been extended.
School Education Minister Ashish Shelar said that since most of the students applied under the general category a large number of seats under the SEBC category are vacant because of which the students will not be able to reap the benefits. He also added that a large number of seats also remain vacant under the Economically Weaker Sections category which has a reservation of about 10 percent.
The government recently announced that the caste validity certificates will not be insisted upon admission from those candidates applying under the SEBC quota. He added that an undertaking from the parent on plain paper will be acceptable. He also announced that students need to submit the caste income certificate within three months of admission.
The first merit list for the admissions will now be released on July 12, 2019, while the second list is expected to be released on July 22 and the third will be available on August 1, 2019.REGISTER FOR RESULTS UPDATES