First-come, first-served policy for online admissions to FYJC

For the first time since the online Centralised Admission Process (CAP) process has begun, students can now avail of the “first-come, first served” policy for admissions to the first year junior college (FYJC) seats.

At least 1,059 students have not got a single allotment in any college despite five rounds of admissions, including a special round which is currently ongoing. A higher number consists of those students who have got allotments, but have not confirmed their seats as they are unhappy with those allotted to them, which is what has prompted CAP officials to come up with this unique admission process.

On Friday, the state government gave its approval for the “first-come, first-served” online admission process which would be rolled out after August 21, confirmed Meenakshi Raut, assistant director of education, Pune.

“In this process, a student who has not yet taken admission elsewhere will be able to log into the online admission website, using their existing Login ID and password. They will get an option to select their stream and once they have done so, a list of the colleges, along with their college codes, medium of instruction and all will be available. Once a student clicks on the college name, they will get the vacancy. If there is a vacant seat and the student wishes to take admission there, then they would get an option saying ‘Apply Now’. Once the student clicks on it, they will get the option to reserve that seat at that very minute. So, in the true sense, it would be a first-come, first-served basis of admissions since whichever student selects it first will get the admission,” said Raut.

Asked what would happen if a student with lesser percentage gets a seat into a college which a student with higher percentage was hoping to get, she said that it cannot be helped in all cases, but three groups of students would be prepared based on obtained marks and cut-off percentages.

“We are yet to work out these details, but we will have the admissions in phase-wise manner. On Day 1, we would keep the online admission portal open for students with above 80 per cent marks while on Day Two, students with 60 per cent and above can select seats and on the third day, all other students can take admissions. In their own group, if a student with lesser percentage takes the same seat which a student with higher percentage wanted, then it cannot be helped as this is first come, first-served round,” she added.

Centralised Admission Process, first year junior college, Pune news, Maharashtra news, Education news, Raut said that though this is the first year when such a round was being carried out, if it turns out to be a success, then it would be implemented in future as well. On August 19, CAP officials would officially declare the details of the special round of admissions, along with the details of the process to be followed.

Meanwhile, on Friday, a huge crowd of students assembled at the Deputy Director of Education, Pune office, demanding to know the status of their admissions. Most of the students assembled were those who had not got admission into any college despite five rounds. The students were assured by the CAP officials of getting a seat in the next special round of admissions.

CAP committee issues notice to Mt Carmel college

After receiving complaints from students and their parents that they have been refused admissions allotted through the CAP process at Lulla Nagar’s Mount Carmel College, the junior college authorities have been issued a notice by the Deputy Director of Education office. Taking serious view of the complaints, the college has been reminded that it is mandatory to give the admissions allotted through CAP process and the college has been given a period of one day — until August 19 — to give admissions to the students allotted through CAP who come to confirm their seats. The notice, issued on August 18, warns college authorities that if students are denied admissions, the college could face de-recognition process.

Support a poor child to receive quality education in Amoli Apurva High School for a year, INR 1550

The percentage of high school girl dropouts has reached an alarming rate of 70% in Jharkhand. The primary reason being the large distances that the girls are forced to travel to reach the Government-run high schools. While almost every village has a primary school, most of the high schools are situated near the villages’ block headquarters. However, the girls have no means of transport therefore are forced to quit their education. To combat this, NBJK established high schools in 3 blocks of Hazauribaug and one such high school is in a village called Mangarh. The NGO received initial monetary support from a donor to establish the high school.

How It Works

• On receiving numerous requests from the villagers, two primary feeder-schools were established in the Prajapatnagar and Bahera villages.
• The children receive education up-to Grade V at the feeder schools and are shifted to Amoli Apurva High School in Mangarh from Grade VI onwards.
• All students receive quality education provided by qualified and experienced teachers at all the schools.

The Statistics

• The 5 high schools established by the NGO support and provide quality education to children in 90 villages to 3000+ students.
• About 100+ students in the Amoli Apurva School in Bahera cannot afford to pay any fee and their education is being provided free of cost.

Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt’s initiatives on education

Smriti Irani reaffirms India`s commitment to UNESCO ideals, highlights govt's initiatives on educationParis: Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Zubin Irani, who is currently on an official visit to UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, has reaffirmed India’s commitment to the ideals of UNESCO while participating in discussions of “The Leader’s Forum” on November 16 and 17.

Addressing the Leaders Forum, Irani affirmed India’s solidarity with the people and Government of France in the wake of the recent terror attacks in Paris.

Later in the day and on behalf of the people of India, she placed a wreath at the Bataclan Theatre in honour of those who had lost their lives.

Recalling the words of Mahatma Gandhi, Father of the Nation, when in 1947 he had expressed the deep Indian interest in the efforts of UNESCO to “secure peace through educational and cultural activities”, the minister highlighted the recent pioneering initiatives on education undertaken by the Indian Government.

She said that India’s efforts were aimed at opening the windows of opportunity of education to all its citizens. To this end, she further stated that India has offered to partner with UNESCO towards collaborative knowledge sharing, which would assist all countries in their efforts towards achieving Agenda 2030 in a timely manner.

Irani also held a meeting with the Director General of UNESCO, Ms Irina Bokova, to discuss the full range of India’s cooperation with the organisation across UNESCO’s programmes on education, science, culture, and communication and information.

As a founder member, India’s is a voice that is heard with much respect at UNESCO.

Presently, India is on eight important UNESCO bodies which span the diverse fields of UNESCO’s work.

The minister was received by UNESCO Director General Irina Bokova alongside the Namibian Presidency of the General Conference and the Egyptian Chair of the Executive Board. Several Heads of State and Government are attending this Forum which will today see an intervention by President Francois Hollande of the host country, France

Irani also paid homage to the statute of Aurobindo located in the Japanese garden at the UNESCO headquarters. The statute is a gift from the Government of India to the organisation as its tribute to the House of Peace.

Her visit coincides with the ongoing 38th session of the UNESCO General Conference as well as the 70th anniversary celebrations of UNESCO.