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‘Nightmare’ for Class XI students, parents up in arms

At least 600-800 complaints submitted to education officials allege that though they had been allotted colleges, it was impossible for them to reach there on a daily basis as some of them were as far as 25-30km away.

Written by Alifiya Khan | Pune |
July 12, 2015 10:35:42 am
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Even as the third round of FYJC admissions ended on Saturday after every student who filled online forms was allotted a seat at least once, members of the Centralised Admission Process have a new problem at hand.

At least 600-800 complaints submitted by parents and students to education officials allege that though they had been allotted colleges, it was impossible for them to reach these colleges on a daily basis as some of them were as far as 25-30km away.

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In fact on Friday, chaos broke out at Garware College, where the office of the CAP committee is located, when harassed parents reached there in large numbers to protest the “unfair” allotments. For nearly half the day, officials weren’t available at the office due to palkhi processions, which only furthered fuelled the anger of parents. Things reached a point where police had to rush in and control the situation. “Though I was not at the centre, I heard that parents had got a little agitated. While I understand their concerns that students cannot travel so far, allotments have been made on the basis of cut-offs and choice of colleges filled in,” said Ramchandra Jadhav, deputy director of education, Pune.

Parents, however, complain the allotment was not done in fair manner. Kothrud resident Sandhya Patil, whose son has been given admission in a college located at Alandi Road, said, “Firstly, my son didn’t get any admission in the first two lists. Later, when he did get admission in the third list, it was at a college located so far off that it took us two hours by bus to reach there. How is my son expected to make the commute every day and yet find energy to study? While filing the form, they made us mention 40 colleges in order of preference. We filled this at number 35 as we had to fill in some name for form to get accepted. But now they have us stuck with this choice.”

In another case, the mother of a girl who lives in Gadital, Hadapsar, complained that her daughter was allotted a college about 15 kms away. “They should have at least relaxed the criteria for girl students for whom travelling so far is obviously a problem,” she said.

Meanwhile, acknowledging that a solution needs to be arrived at for “genuine” complaints, Jadhav said such cases have been put before the CAP committee. “We are thinking of coming up with certain criteria based on maybe distance required for travel. If we find that students have been allotted colleges located beyond 10-15 kms from their residence, we can try to help them by offering a nearby college. For girls, the distance could be a little lesser. However, all this will depend on availability of seats. We also have to consider the students in the fourth special round who haven’t been allotted any college even once,” he said.

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