The state government of Maharashtra has created a new website www.mumbaiapplication.com (will be online soon), that will offer online admission form submission facility for first year junior college across over 500 colleges that are affiliated to the University of Mumbai, reports IANS.
Students will have to create an account to get started with filling the admission applications online. The registration will include the personal details that are usually asked by the college, which will save the hassle of typing the details every time while filling the form. The system will auto-complete information in the application as you type.
In addition, if the student has passed SSC from Maharashtra Board this year, they will only need to submit their seat number of the SSC exam, after which their name, caste, and marks will be automatically picked up from the SSC results. For other boards, students will have to enter the data manually, as well as also upload scanned images of their marklists and school leaving certificates.
After registration, students can select the colleges of their choice and pay the application fees online itself. A online receipt of the payment made will be sent through email as well as on the mobile phone mentioned in the registration form.
However, those who still want to follow the traditional process can go ahead and follow the manual process of scurrying from one college to another followed by standing in queues for submission of their application forms.
Background of the new website:
Government of Maharashtra has declared this year as the year of Information Technology. As a part of that, Government wishes to take the gains of technology to the masses. The largest single process of admissions is post SSC, in FYJC colleges.
Sources : mumbaiapplication.com, techtree.com.