Despite scoring 99.6% in the SSC exams, a Kandivli student will not get admission to the first year junior college (FYJC) of her choice. Why? She listed only one college in her option form, as she was unaware of how to go about the process.

She listed Thakur College, Kandivli, but wants admission to NM College, Vile Parle — an institute she might have gotten into owing to her high score.

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Her mistake means she will now be allotted Thakur College in the first merit list.

According to admission rules, it is mandatory for students to accept if they are allotted their first preference.

“Having scored 99.6%, the girl could have easily secured admission to any college, but she made a mistake in her application form, which cannot be corrected now,” said a senior education officer, addressing admission-related grievances.

The department has advised the student to reapply for admission through management quota.