Getting 81% has not been enough for Deepak Shah (name changed), 15, to get into the science stream of a city college even after two rounds of the online admission process and despite filling in 35 options.“We are all very tense,” said his mother.
He is now looking forward to the third merit list due on July 10, hoping that cut-offs will fall and he will be admitted.
For the 14,000 students who have not yet been allotted a college seat, the third round is the last source of hope.
“Those allotted in the third round will not get any betterment option,” said an education department official.
For others, errors made in the application form are proving costly. One student, who scored 96.55%, found he hadn’t made it to the first or second merit list, because his form wasn’t submitted online. “The form shows as pending,” said the student’s parent.
Lack of proper information at the time of applying is also proving to be a bugbear. “I feel cheated as I couldn’t make an informed decision,” said a parent whose child got into Mithibai College in the arts stream but later found out they don’t offer the choice of subject their website had mentioned on their website.