Around 50 Shiv Sena activists allegedly vandalised a Maharashtra Knowledge Corporation Limited centre at Dnyansadhna College in Thane (West) on Saturday evening.
Four of the five computers were rendered useless and two windowpanes smashed.
“The online admission system has failed. Students and parents are troubled because the server is down. The government should scrap online admissions and revert to the manual one,” said Shiv Sena MLA Eknath Shinde.
There were parents who were at the centre since 11am waiting for the forms to be uploaded till evening.
“I had visited the centre on Friday but the server was down. It took me from 1 am to 4 pm to fill out the form at a cyber café,” said Kishore Bhanushali (50), who took leave from office for his son’s college admission. “I had to send my son to Somaiya college to get a form.”
Glitches like changes in marks, goof-ups in names and addresses also posed a problem.
“My friend’s daughter had scored 76 per cent in SSC but the system showed 56 per cent. The system is faulty,” said Bhanushali.
Principal GB Vishe, said: “The college will have to bear the cost of the damage. Of 24 centres in the city, our college was the main centre in Thane. I have sent a report of the incident to the education department.”