Principals are worried that the admission process will not end anytime soon, making
it impossible to start lectures for the new batch in time
A day after the second general merit list for junior college
admissions was announced, many colleges saw more cases of students cancelling admissions
rather than confirming provisional admissions.
On Tuesday 2nd August, students thronged college admission offices with a host of
questions related to transfer of admissions. Principals are now worried that the
admission process will not end anytime soon, making it impossible to start lectures
for the new batch in time.
Students are taking advantage of provisional admissions and making last minute changes
in their preferences, leaving colleges in the lurch. The betterment option is a
positive option, but this method of provisional admissions is creating havoc, said
T Shivare, Principal of KPB Hinduja College, Charni Road. Close to 85 students cancelled
their admissions at the college on Tuesday 2nd August and authorities are worried
that there will be more.
Colleges are also facing a lot of other admission queries from students. Students
are also confused about the entire admission process. Colleges are not equipped
to answer such queries, said Dinesh Panjwani, Principal of R D National College
in Bandra. He added, we are worried that even after the last round of admissions,
we won't know the total number of students who have confirmed their seats with us.
There is no way we can start lectures before that. We are planning to write to the
authorities about this.
To make matters worse, colleges have still not been informed about the process of
confirming provisional admissions. At St. Andrews College in Bandra, most students
who cancelled their admissions were from the science stream. This was bound to happen,
especially when students get a chance to get through a college of higher priority.
We are still unsure as to when we can start confirming admissions, said Marie Fernandes,
principal of St Andrews College.
Education officials, however, told that colleges already know about the process.
They can start confirming admissions a day after the online admission process gets
over. We haven't set a time limit for this process, but colleges need to wrap up
the process soon, said an official from the deputy director of educations office.
Courtesy: Times of India