Maharashtra government sends notice to Principals of Junior Colleges on Offline admissions

To end malpractices in the admission process in the junior colleges of Maharashtra, the state education department has brought online admission process and strictly warned principals of junior colleges taking admission through the offline process.

A notice has been forwarded from the office of the deputy director of education (DyDE) stating that the students if found taken admission from the offline process would be not permitted in any exam. As the notice forwarded, the college will now have to return all the original documents and fee, if taken, to the students.

Education department came to this strict measure when the news of the suicide of a 16-year-old student came from Kalamboli. Pushpa Suryavanshi, a resident of Kalamboli, gave up her life after not getting admission in preferred college.

She had studied in Sudhagad Education Society (SES) till Class X and scored 84 % in her SSC exam. She had filled her school as the choice of preference but she did not get it and ended up in a lower grade college. The police have arrested Principal Iqbal Inamdar who had taken money from her to secure the seat according to her choice.

Many students are unhappy with the current admission procedure. A student from south Mumbai said, “Most students have not been allotted seats according to their preference. When we try to get in the contact of college, we are asked for donations.”

The girl reported she had filled top five options according to her preference as directed by the officials and the rest of the options were filled randomly, as it was mandatory. Surprisingly, she got the college of her 11th preference.

The DyDE has revised the process and made it online. And, three special round will be conducted for those students who had not applied, had filled form incorrectly and who wish to change their college or stream. Now, students should check for vacancies in colleges and fill the new form on 9th and 10th August.

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