Students taking admissions to Junior College (FYJC) could countenance hectic times as the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) board marks will now have to be accumulated from selected helpline centres. In the previous years, receiving the mark-sheets in their individual schools, students will now have to get their grades transformed into marks to be able to be relevant to apply for junior colleges.
In an attempt to simplify marks, CBSE had proclaimed the Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) system for the students, who are appearing for Class 10 Board examinations. However, Maharashtra had separate policies since junior colleges declined to accept grades for FYJC admissions.
Students are now anxious since the exception seems no longer in practice as the CBSE has instructed the staffs at the designated centres to lend a hand in converting grades to percentages, making the simplified process of collecting mark-sheets from school, superfluous.
Making matters worse, CBSE has set up only two assistance centres for the students till date. Envisaging chaotic and uncontrollable situation, school principals and staffs are very much apprehensive about hundreds of students who will be approaching to collect their respective mark-sheets and congregate at the centres.
Students who appeared for the exams under the CBSE board are also concerned about missing out on the opportunity of filling in the seats, as the students who took the Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) exams have already embarked on the process.
CBSE will allocate centres to the students only post 3rd of June 2015, while close to 2,123 nos. of ICSE students have by now started the procedure of filling in their admission forms.
Some students were left in the lurch because the CBSE board had not yet issued them mark sheets and so colleges were refusing them admission through the minority and management quotas.