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Rajasthan, UP boards yet to issue mark sheets

With only the printout of his online mark sheet in hand, Yusuf Motiwala, 16, was turned away from applying to junior colleges in Mumbai. The reason: he didn’t have an original copy of his mark sheet.

mumbai Updated: Jul 01, 2011 01:55 IST
Bhavya Dore

With only the printout of his online mark sheet in hand, Yusuf Motiwala, 16, was turned away from applying to junior colleges in Mumbai. The reason: he didn’t have an original copy of his mark sheet.

As a student of the Rajasthan state board, Motiwala has not yet received his final mark sheet, and his application will not be processed at any guidance centre until he gets it. But it doesn’t seem likely that he will be able to do so before July 7, the last day for submission.

“The board publishes the mark sheets very late and then it will also take time for the schools to receive it and then give it to us,” said Motiwala. “All the admissions in Mumbai will be over by then. This is a big headache for me.”

Guidance centres, set up by the education department across the city to help candidates from outside the city understand the online admission process, have seen several students from other state boards come in. It has not been possible to process everyone’s application so far.

“We have had students coming to us from the Uttar Pradesh and Bihar state boards. But without their original mark sheets, we cannot let them apply,” said one guidance centre official.

In the mean time, students who took the board exam through affiliation to the National Institute of Open Schooling are a relieved lot, as they started receiving their mark sheets by post on Thursday.

“It is a big relief that we were able to get the mark sheets in time,” said Yusuf Malkani, a parent of an NIOS student.

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students are waiting for their original mark sheets from the board.
While students who are applying online to junior colleges have been able to do so because their schools have their mark list from the board, those who are seeking admission through offline quotas (minority and management) have been turned away.

“The CBSE first sends mark sheets to the regional office in Chennai, which then dispatches it to schools. It should reach any day now,” said Avnita Bir, principal of RN Podar School in Santacruz.