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Partial papers trouble state board students

When Sreedip Ghosh saw his name in the first cut-off list at Hansraj College, he was overjoyed. Armed with his marksheets and certificates, he went to the college for admission but his joy was short-lived, writes Joyeeta Ghosh.

delhi Updated: Jun 24, 2010 23:59 IST
Joyeeta Ghosh

When Sreedip Ghosh saw his name in the first cut-off list at Hansraj College, he was overjoyed. Armed with his marksheets and certificates, he went to the college for admission but his joy was short-lived.

“I have all the documents except for the migration certificate. I am from the West Bengal Board and they issue the migration certificate in August. I was told I cannot be granted admission without it,” said Ghosh, a resident of Durgapur, who is aspiring to study Geology (Honours) from the college. The college has given him seven days to get his migration certificate which, he said, may not be enough for him to get the certificate.

In spite of their names figuring in the first list, students belonging to Haryana, Bihar and Bengal boards are finding it tough to take admissions due to lack of all the necessary documents. The state boards generally declare the Class XII results after the CBSE does.

“I want to take admissions in BSc Chemistry (Honours) but the college authorities are refusing to grant me admission without the original marksheet. But I have a printout of my marksheet attested by my school principal,” said Megha Chopra, a Haryana Board student who had gone to Kirori Mal College for admissions.

The principals, however, said they were helpless. “How can we have an exception for few students? We cannot bend the rules of the university. There are so many deserving candidates waiting in line to get admissions. If the documents are not complete, we cannot grant admission to any candidate,” said Bhim Sen Singh, principal, Kirori Mal College.

SK Vij, dean, Students’ Welfare said: “Even though we would like the students to get admissions, we cannot do much if they do not have the necessary documents.”

With inputs from Mallica Joshi