Mumbai University affiliated colleges can increase their seats by 5%

Those colleges that are affiliated to University of Mumbai will now be permitted to increase their seats by 5% provided that they fulfill the criteria that is put forth via the University. Prior to this the university had permitted the colleges to increase their intake capacity by 10% for the traditional courses and 20% in the professional courses last month. This circular is issued with the purpose to ensure that no students are left without seats in the degree colleges. The university had issued the circular on the 10th of August and those colleges who are interested can apply till the 14th of August.

The affiliated colleges will need to fulfill all the criteria put forth via the university

In the month of July around 200 colleges had forwarded an application for the additional seats out of which 10-15 application was barred as it did not fulfill the criteria that was prescribed via the university, all the other applications received the sanction via the University. Post to this, the government had passed a resolution that permits all the universities to provide additional intake to their affiliated colleges. An official stated that” After the government circular, many more colleges have sought additional intake. The University’s academic bodies have decided to agree to their demands with conditions.”


The registrar MA Khan stated that “Since the class XII results have been good across boards, the government and University has felt the need to increase the capacity to accommodate all the students. The colleges however, cannot increase their divisions, not increase work load on teachers and also cannot be a liability on the government”

Those colleges that have an adequate infrastructure in order to accommodate the additional students and also has an approved principal , faculty and staff on board and hasn’t been punished via the University for any default in the past three years will be deemed eligible to apply for this additional intake capacity. The colleges will also be liable to follow the 75% attendance rule as well as not have any pending dues with the University, follow all the University/Government norms and also depute teachers for assessment work.

The official stated that “While the criteria were relaxed for some colleges in the first round in July, this time we have decided to not allow any relaxation. Last time, college even in-charge principals were given permission, the additional five per cent hike will be given to colleges who have approved principal only.”

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