This year, junior college admissions will be completed within 25 days of the declaration of the Class 10 results, Education minister Rajendra Darda said in the legislative council on Thursday. The process had taken 52 days last year, which led to a lot of stress among students.
“Last year, the process of declaring results and handing out marksheets took 10 days. Then, the issue of dealing with bi-focal subjects took another 10 days. Now both these issues have been sorted out. This will cut down the time which the students lost out on last year,” Darda said.
He was replying to a question raised by Sena legislator Deepak Sawant, who asked whether the government could give an assurance that there would be no glitches during the online admission procedure in the academic year beginning June 2012.
“For the past two years of the online process, there have been several issues of the server crashing,” Sawant pointed out.
Agreeing with Sawant, Darda said that a 14-member committee of experts had been formed, and they had made many recommendations to plug gaps in the system.
“They have set up a formula which we will implement this year. It will begin with providing the Class 10 results online on the same day it is declared. Students will get flash alerts online, indicating colleges which have a very high percentage cut off, where seeking admission may be extremely difficult. The alert will come at a range when a student’s percentage is 5% less than the previous year’s cut-off,” he added.
Another issue that created a problem last year pertained to the updation from colleges on admissions granted and cancelled. “From this year they will have to update it on the same day, so that students have an updated admissions chart,” he said.