Many students who have scored above 80-85 % are yet to be allotted a seat in a Mumbai
While on one hand, the education department is boasting that
thousands of students bagged seats in the college, which was their first preference,
hundreds are still struggling to find their names in the merit lists.
By the end of four rounds of junior college online admissions, many students who
have scored above 80-85 % are yet to be allotted a seat in a Mumbai college. This
is causing anxiety to many parents.
My daughter has scored 82 % in the SSC exam and we filled 35 colleges in our option
form. How is it possible that she hasn’t got a seat anywhere as yet asked a worried
Hemant Mathrani, father of Naisha (16), who is now dreading that her form has been
misplaced by the authorities. We contacted the education department officials but
they are asking us to wait for the final merit list, added Hemant. Many parents
and students have been visiting the office of the deputy director of the education
department for the last two days.
Harsh Solanki, scored 85 % in the Std. X board examination, is shocked that he still
hasn’t been allotted a college seat. A resident of Cheera Bazaar, Harsh is afraid
that his choice of colleges in his own ward will be out of reach for him because
of their high cut-offs.
I applied to all the colleges in south Mumbai. It’s surprising that I still haven’t
got a seat anywhere, said Solanki, who is worried that even after scoring well,
he will have to wait for the admissions to go offline to get a seat in a college
of his choice.
Education officials, who have been receiving too many such complaints by parents,
are scrutinizing forms of every student. One of the first things we examine is the
preference for the college mentioned in the forms. We told students that they should
opt for colleges based on their marks and the previous year’s cutoffs, said an official
from the office of the deputy director of education.
He added, if candidates have failed to do so, then they will have to face
Courtesy: Times of India