Atal Ayush, a student from Patna, came to Delhi with the hope of getting admission in Delhi University after he met the cut for Kirori Mal College in the first cut-off list. But he was denied admission because the CBSE had not yet issued mark sheets for Patna region.
Scores of students like Ayush said they were denied admission to colleges in Delhi University for not being able to produce original mark sheets.
“I had cleared the cut-offs at Kirori Mal College for BSc (Hons) and took admissions on July 2. But in the evening I got a call from the college saying that I had just one day to produce my original mark sheet and my admission would be cancelled if I failed to do so,” said Ayush.
He said despite repeated complaints to the university, no remedial action was suggested.
The university denied any knowledge of such cases being reported at the Dean Students’ Welfare (DSW), where applicants can file their grievances.
On the same day, around five students including Ayush were allegedly denied admission by the college on the same ground. Despite submitting attested printouts of online mark sheets, these aspirants lost an opportunity to study in DU. All candidates belonged to the Patna and Bokaro regions.
“We were asked to give an undertaking that the original mark sheet will be submitted in one week and till then we submitted the printed copies of our mark sheets available on the CBSE website. The copy has all my details and the authorities can verify my marks from the CBSE website by just entering my roll number,” added the perturbed 17-year-old.
Similar cases of refusal have also been reported in colleges like Ramjas and Shaheed Bhagat Singh. “We have to refuse admission to applicants as they did not have their original mark sheets,” said Rajendra Prasad, principal of Ramjas College.
But CBSE chairman Vineet Joshi told HT that such denial of admission by the university is unacceptable. “In case any student is unable to get admission on the ground of not producing the original mark sheet he/she can get in touch with the CBSE head office in Delhi and get the copy certified,” said Joshi.
Every year, thousands of applicants from Bihar and Jharkhand apply at various colleges in Delhi University. This year, 15,945 applications were received by the university from the region.