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Guidance centres help students deal with admission glitches

With the first merit list of FYJC declared on Saturday, students thronged guidance centres to solve admission issues.

education Updated: Jun 25, 2013 08:57 IST
Niharika Salvi

With the first merit list of FYJC declared on Saturday, students thronged guidance centres to solve admission issues.

A student, who declined to be named, was allotted a seat in KJ Somaiya College of Arts and Commerce, Vidyavihar on Saturday.

But when the student went to the college on Monday to pay the fees and confirm admission, the student was told that his/her name was not present on the list provided to the college.

The IT department of the education department then confirmed that the student was allotted a seat.

“The department directed the college to give admission to the student,” said an official from the guidance centre at Hindi High School, Ghatkopar where the student complained.

Another student, Prajakta Nikam, was allotted a seat in Asmita Girls Junior College, Vikhroli.

But on Monday, the college turned down her application because she had studied general maths, a lighter version of regular maths, in Class 10. “I am not eligible to opt for regular maths and the college does not have a substitute subject,” she said.

The guidance centre at Don Bosco School, Vikhroli, told her she will have to appear for a Class 10 maths exam in October to secure admission.

Students have until June 26 to block seats allotted in the first list by either paying Rs50 for provisional admission, or confirming admission by paying the full fees.