No merit list for law courses in Maharashtra leaves aspirants in limbo
Mumbai city news: In the absence of a merit list, they are unable to compare their scores with those of other candidates.mumbai Updated: Jun 07, 2017 22:07 IST
Though the results of the state’s Common Entrance Test (CET) for five-year and three-year LLB courses were declared last week, aspirants are still waiting for the consolidated merit list.
A Directorate of Higher Education (DHE) official said candidates have made mistakes while providing information about themselves in the applications for the entrance test and that is causing the delay. He said the list will be made public after candidates register for the centralised admission process (CAP) and rectify the errors.
“We have received around 550 e-mails from candidates, who said they have made mistakes in various columns of the application form including their names and student category. We will wait for them to correct it when they apply again for admissions,” said the official.
The delay has made students anxious. In the absence of a merit list, they are unable to compare their scores with those of other candidates. Varun Mishra, an aspirant from Indore who wants to study in either Government Law College, Mumbai, or ILS Law College, Pune, said he may have to look for other institutes in his home state, if the merit list doesn’t come out soon. “The list helps us figure out whether we will be able to get admission to a particular college. The application deadline at most of the colleges near me is around June 10. If the list isn’t released before that, I will not be able to apply to them,” he said.
The results of the five-year and three-year LLB CET were declared on June 1 and June 2, two days after schedule. CAP registrations for five-year LLB courses are likely to begin in a day or two and those for three-year course will start after the degree results are out, said the official.
The delay has reminded many students of last year’s prolonged and chaotic law admissions. “I have been waiting for the merit list of MH-CET which was to be released on June 5 but is still not out. Moreover, there has been no update on it. Even last year, there was a delay in releasing the list,” says Ashutosh Shrivastav from Patna.
However, a DHE official said they were confident of sticking to the admission schedule this time.