The state government on Saturday asked junior colleges to grant provisional admission to CBSE students seeking admission through the minority and management quotas on the basis of the print outs of their digital mark sheets.
The mark sheets, which carry grades instead of marks, have to be attested by the student’s school principal.
While the bulk of the junior college admissions are being conducted online, admissions to the minority and management quota are being done offline by colleges directly.
The education department issued the circular directing junior colleges to give students provisional admission after some parents approached it complaining that they were being denied admission.
This is the second year that CBSE students have got grades instead of marks. But the students are yet to receive the original statement of grades from the board.
“When CBSE students get their grades certificates, their schools can convert these to marks and colleges can then finalise the admission,” said an education department official, on condition of anonymity because he is not authorised to speak to the media.
“We are relieved by this decision,” said the parent of a CBSE student, who is seeking admission through the minority quota, on condition of anonymity.
This problem has not cropped for students applying through the online process because the CBSE has given state education board access to students’ marks.
A total of 1,718 CBSE students have submitted their online application forms so far.