A trial run of the online admissions process for junior colleges was conducted by the education department recently. The trial was conducted at more than 50 centres across the city for more than 5,000 students. The trial was conducted in the presence of education minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil. Students were asked about the feedback on the system introduced by the Government. Some of their suggestions will be incorporated in the website.
The online admission process has been developed by the Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited (MKCL). Aatul Wadegaonkar, general manager of MKCL said, 'A lot of students were concerned if the server would be able to take the load during admissions. But on Sunday, with over 5,000 students logging in within a period of an hour-and a-half, only 2% of the server capacity was utilised. During actual admissions, even if 25 times the number of students access the server during the same period of time, only 50% of its capacity will be utilized.'