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No cut-offs, no SMSes leave students uncertain

mumbai Updated: Jul 13, 2011 02:05 IST
Reetika Subramanian

Seated in front of his computer, Mehul Doshi, 16, was confident to make it to the first merit list for the bifocal computer science course.

However, he was shocked when in spite of scoring 91%, he had made it only to his sixth preferred college option.

"The website only mentioned the name of the college alongside my name without any details on the cut-offs of the other five colleges that were on top of my options' list," rued Doshi, who is awaiting the second merit list, which will be out on July 18.

Moreover, while filling their online forms, the board had ensured every student that they would get a text message on their phone, confirming their admission seat.

But most students claimed that they did not receive any such message.

"Till late evening, I did not get any message. I am very disappointed with this online procedure," added Doshi.

Like Doshi, several other students who took the Class 10 exam this year, were unsure of the cut-offs of the colleges they had applied to because the website only mentioned their admission status.

"Next to my name, the box said that I had not made it to any of my chosen colleges in the first merit list," said Akash Pardesi, 16, who had applied to KC College, Wilson College and Jai Hind College for the bifocal computer science course.

"Even now I am not too sure if I will make it to the second merit list as there is no clear cut off percentage of individual colleges on the website. Thus, I am not able to speculate the exact percentage drop in my preferred colleges," he added.

Even in the case of Anurag Jain, 16, the list was not an indicator of his admission.

After scoring 91% in his Class 10 exams, Jain found his name only on his sixth preferred college option.

"I will have to confirm my admission in this college. However, my father asked me to go to the colleges and check the lists on the notice boards to get a clearer view of the cutoffs, which was a daunting task."