There is good news for first year junior college applicants applying for first year junior college courses in the 2013-2014 academic year, as the education department has approved close to 7,000 new seats in the last one year. The total number of seats up for grabs available this year stands at 2.72 lakh from 2.65 lakh last year.
But officials are worried that there may still be vacant seats might still go empty as students jostle fight for admission to the creamy crop of colleges in the city.
"Classes at most big colleges already are at full capacity and can't add more divisions. The new seats are at schools that who applied to start junior colleges attached to their schools," said a senior education department official from the office of the deputy director of education (school).
Every year, both in the offline and online admission process, students rush for seats to a few colleges. "Seats at many junior colleges attached to schools go vacant. Hopefully, this won't happen this year as well," the office said. The booklet explaining online admission is available at all schools.
The process will begin after the SSC results are announced.