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Bright students lose out on studying science

education Updated: May 04, 2015 22:13 IST
HT Correspondent

Animesh Gupta (name changed) and his mother have been running from pillar to post in the past month and a half to find a way for the guy to study science, which his school does not offer.

Gupta, who attends Spring Days Model School, Ashok Vihar, belongs to the EWS (economically weaker section) category and is good in his studies. He is waiting for his final class 10 results. Considering his track record, Gupta is expected to be a high scorer who will still not be able to take up and pursue a subject stream of his choice in Class 11 and 12.

“My son wants to study science. He is a good student who will easily be able to cope with the demands of the stream but we don’t understand how to go about it,” says Gupta’s mother.

For students like Gupta, being a high scorer does not guarantee a chance to able to study what subjects they want, as a large number of schools in the city do not offer science as a stream. For Gupta, the struggle is twice as hard. He is an EWS student who has been facing problems trying to shift to a school that offers science. No school is ready to give him admission under EWS category.

“We have been running from pillar to post. My son has written admission tests. But our inability to pay the required fee coupled with the fact that his present school not offering science means that he may have to settle for either commerce or humanities,” Gupta’s mother says.