AC­TIVISTS WANT ONE POR­TAL FOR AD­MIS­SIONS AF­TER CLASS 10

Hindustan Times ST (Mumbai) - - HTMETRO - Ankita Bhatkhande

MUM­BAI: A Pune-based think tank has re­quested the state ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment to have a cen­tralised ad­mis­sion process for ad­mis­sions to col­leges af­ter Class 10.

In a let­ter to the gov­ern­ment, Sys­tem Cor­rect­ing Move­ment (SYSCOM), a group of par­ents and ed­u­ca­tion ac­tivists, has asked for a com­mon ad­mis­sion por­tal for all ad­mis­sions in­clud­ing first-year ju­nior col­lege (FYJC), in­dus­trial train­ing in­sti­tutes (ITIS) and engi­neer­ing diplo­mas to make the ad­mis­sion process more trans­par­ent.

“Over the past few years, it has been ob­served that a large num­ber of stu­dents keep wait­ing for ju­nior col­lege ad­mis­sions de­spite sev­eral rounds of ad­mis­sion. We find a lot of stu­dents whose names come up in lists have al­ready se­cured seats in ITIS or en­rolled into some diploma course. With sep­a­rate ad­mis­sion por­tals for each course, there is du­pli­ca­tion of names,” said Vaishali Bafna from SYSCOM. Bafna said a com­mon por­tal would help in list­ing as­pi­rants who are left to get seats and help the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment and the col­leges.

This year, in the Mum­bai Metropoli­tan Re­gion(mmr), 60,000 stu­dents were left with­out a ju­nior col­lege seat even af­ter four ad­mis­sion rounds as per the data from the ed­u­ca­tion de­part­ment. How­ever, a large num­ber of stu­dents who had reg­is­tered for FYJC in the city had al­ready se­cured ad­mis­sion else­where even as their names kept ap­pear­ing in sub­se­quent lists. “My son had reg­is­tered for FYJC , but later de­cided to join an ITI. His name kept ap­pear­ing in the lists, but we didn’t re­port to col­leges and in­stead, con­firmed an ITI seat,” said a par­ent from Mira Road.

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