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Make online admissions hassle-free: NGO to govt

mumbai Updated: Jan 30, 2010 01:23 IST
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The government should make sure that the online admissions process to junior colleges is transparent and does not face the same problems as it did last year, stated a letter written to the government on Friday by the non-governmental organisation Forum for Fairness in Education.

In June, the process was marred by glitches such as server crashes.

Students failed to get admission to desired colleges despite securing high marks while some got allotted to Marathi medium colleges when they had applied for English medium ones.
“Transparency should be maintained in the process and students should not have to suffer like they did last year,” said Jayant Jain, president of the Forum.

The letter also demands that minority colleges, which were excluded from the online admissions conducted by the government, should be treated on par with general colleges. “If minority institutions are part of the general process they can be held accountable,” said Jain.

Students should also be allowed to fill in paper applications rather than making the process entirely online and colleges should be fully equipped to store all the data online, the letter said.