Pune: Since Tuesday was the last day for taking admissions in the allotted colleges for class XI, till 6 pm, a total of 35,000 students have taken admissions in allotted colleges. However, there are close to 13,000 students, who have still not reported despite repeated reminders and text messages.
A total of 48,000 students have been allotted colleges in the first merit list, which was declared on June 28 and the students were told to take admissions in the respective colleges by July 2. However, since these 13,000 students did not report and take admissions in the allotted colleges, they have gone out of the process.
The officials from the Deputy Director (Education) office said that since these students have not reported to the colleges they were allotted, they will have to wait till the entire process ends as they will be accommodated as per the vacant seats in the city colleges.
While speaking to dna, the deputy director (education) Suman Shinde said that in order to make students go and take admissions, they even sent more than 10,000 messages urging these students to go and report to the college. However, despite, 13,000 students did not turn up for the last day.
She said that they have asked all the colleges to continue to accept forms till late evening and it is expected that the numbers will increase today.
She said that it looks like there are students, who are not clear about the instructions. Several students, who are waiting for better colleges, are expected to take admissions in the allotted college just by paying Rs 50 so that if they get better colleges in the next round, they can cancel the admission.
The second merit list is slated to be declared on July 5. A total of 48,937 seats have been allotted in the first round in all streams.