Parents complain of technical issues and lack of clarity as Pune colleges begin admissions process

With admissions opening for undergraduate courses at the city’s colleges, parents and students have complained about technical issues and a lack of clarity in the application process.

A recurring problem that comes up is that several colleges ask for a certificate of domicile, which many local students do not have. “We have lived in Maharashtra since we were born and have never felt the need, so we do not have a certificate of domicile. But online admission forms stress the details of the certificate. We have called the colleges to resolve this issue and some have made changes to the forms, ”said a relative of one of the applicants.

At Symbiosis College of Arts & Commerce, where admission forms for FYBA, FYBCom are accepted until August 20, Principal Hrishikesh Soman said he removed the domicile details requirement from online forms. The college offers an interdisciplinary BCom course with liberal arts and another BCom course with accounting and finance. “Since the number of students scoring over 90% is high, the competition will be tougher. Students need to carefully weigh their choices and keep several options open, ”he said.

Parents also complain about the lack of clarity regarding the admissions process. As of Friday morning, there were no details of the procedure on the websites of Ness Wadia Commerce College, Baburao Gholap College, Sinhgad College of Science and several other institutions.

The admissions process has also started at most stand-alone colleges. These colleges develop their own curriculum and also organize exams, but the diploma is issued by the university.

Dr Rajendra Zunjarrao, director of the Shivajinagar Autonomous Modern College, said the college will request additional seats this year. “The overall pass percentage has increased by 9%, and even the best scores are plentiful. I think this year all colleges, especially the most coveted ones, will need at least 20% more capacity, ”he said. Online admissions are open here until August 14.

While most colleges decide on admissions based on Class 12 scores, some run separate entrance exams for courses that are in high demand but have limited space. For example, the Brihan Maharashtra Autonomous College of Commerce in Pune is holding an online entrance exam on August 13-14. Its director, Seema Purohit, clarified that when preparing the merit list, a weighting of 60% will be given to the mark of the entrance test, 20 per cent to the marks of the class 12 and 20 per cent to the marks. of class 10.

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Admission times

Fergusson College

Submission of the form: Until August 17

Posting of the general list of candidates: August 21

Submission of applications: August 23

First merit list: August 26

Marathwada Mitra Mandal College of Business

Online registration: Until August 8 midnight

First list of merit: 5 p.m. on August 9

Verification, payment of fees and confirmation of admission: August 9-13

Second list of merit: 5 p.m. on August 14

Brihan Maharashtra College of Business (BMCC)

Online form submission: August 15 at midnight

Online entrance exam: Date to be declared on the college website

Sir Parashuambhau College (SP)

Online Admission Form (FYBA): Until August 14

Merit List: 5 p.m. on August 18

Abasaheb Garware College

Online admission form: from August 9

Nowrosjee Wadia College

Online admission form: August 7 at 5 p.m. on August 14

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