Mumbai: Even though the Council for Indian School Certificate Examinations (CICSE) released Class 10 results on Sunday, the admission process to enter freshman year of college is not expected to resume from the Central Board Class 10 results for Secondary Education (CBSE) are still awaited.
“The ICSE results have been released first to enable FYJC admissions in various parts of the country to go smoothly,” said Gerry Arathoon, Chief Executive and Secretary of the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations.
However, on Sunday there was no clarity from the Office of the Deputy Director of Education (DyDE) on whether the FYJC admissions process would resume.
Unlike previous years, this year the Maharashtra State Council for Secondary and Tertiary Education was the first to announce the results for Class 10 (SSC). While FYJC aspirants from all councils have already registered for admissions, DyDE has not yet opened the process for filling out part of the two-part admission forms, where students can fill in their university preferences.
However, many ICSE students have already enrolled in class 11 in other commissions or integrated coaching classes.
For example, Vikram Anand Unnikrishnan, a student from Bombay Scottish School, who obtained 99.40%, continues the IB Diploma program at Bombay International School with mathematics, physics and business management as core subjects. Admission was granted on the basis of his final class 8 and class 9 marks, an application form including essays and extracurricular activities, a maths and English entrance test, and an interview.
“I am both science and business inclined, and the IB allows me to explore my interests by combining physics and chemistry with business management,” Unnikrishnan said.
Trisha Bafna who topped the Children’s Academy, Kandivali East with 99.6% has enrolled in the Allen Career Institute for integrated coaching since she aspires to pursue a degree in Computer Science at IIT- Mumbai. “I started preparing for JEE since I was in class 9. Covering the JEE curriculum proved beneficial in my class 10 exam,” Bafna said.
Jamnabai Narsee School, Juhu has also enrolled students in its class 11 ISC board.
“We have started admitting students based on their Class 9 and Class 10 semester 1 results. However, students who wish to attend another college can withdraw their admission. It’s the least possibility because we have a waiting list for our ISC course”, Kalpana Patange, director.