The currency ban and subsequently banks closing has had an impact on the law admissions as well. The state CET cell on Thursday released a circular extending the deadline for confirmation of first year law admissions to 6pm on November 12 after several city colleges received panic calls from students who were yet to confirm their admissions and could not as the banks were shut on Wednesday.
The deadline was November 10 but students can now complete this process by Saturday and colleges too have time till Saturday evening to finish the process at the institutional level.
“Most colleges only accept demand drafts and even though banks have opened, none of them are making demand drafts. Therefore, it’s a very good decision by the government to extend the deadline till Saturday,” said the principal of a suburban law college. She added that while many parents are also depositing cheques, some colleges have started accepting online payments too.
While colleges were happy with this extension, many had problems with the other changes that come along with this extra time. The circular, which is now available on the mhtcet2016.co.in, clearly states that along with confirmation of admissions, cancellations too will be allowed until 2pm on November 11.
“The circular states that in case a college has vacant seats then admissions can be given to students without seats, without following the merit rank. What about students who might be withdrawing admission from one college to move to another college of their choice with vacant seats? In this case we will have to follow the ranks,” said the principal of another law institute. He added that the extra time will be helpful only if colleges don’t end up with too many cancellations from students who have already confirmed their seats.