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Amit Shah (16) scored 85.64% in his Class X board exams, but has still not been assigned a seat in a college because of a lapse on the part of the education department. And he’s not the only one. Seven other high-scorers have been left out of the online admission loop, and will now have to wait for admissions to go offline so that they can secure a seat.
Though all eight students had been assigned to Bharda New High School and Junior College, Fort, in the first general merit list itself and had submitted their documents, when the institutions admissions office tried to secure their seats within the stipulated deadline, they found that the education departments online admission link was no longer functioning. The local education officer in Colaba-when contacted by the college authorities categorically said that the students were no longer eligible for the online admission process. I am worried that there’ll be no seats left in a good college. I even visited the directorate of education for help, but to no avail, said Shah. Taher Patanwala faces a similar problem even after scoring 84.20% in his ICSE exam. Even though my son scored well, he doesn’t have a college to go to, said his mother, Farida Patanwala. The online system should be scrapped. The principal and admissions office at Bharda Junior College is not at fault either. The admission website clearly mentioned that the last day for updating information on their website had been postponed by a day from July 27 to 10 am on July 28. But when we went online, we found that the link was dysfunctional, said Vinita Lewis, college principal. We even sent a letter to the deputy director of education. It was sent back to us with a stamp, but no reply. A senior official from the deputy director’s office said: Students should have no problem getting a seat.
Courtesy: Times of India
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