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Release admission lists together: Parents

mumbai Updated: Jul 20, 2010 01:00 IST
Bhavya Dore
Bhavya Dore

Members of the parent organisation Maha Palak Sanstha have suggested that the general and the vocational courses merit lists be declared simultaneously so that students know where they stand in both lists and can then make a choice.

They have written to the education department and education minister Balasaheb Thorat on Monday.

According to the present schedule, the general merit list will come out after both the vocational lists are declared.

“Students might have different preferences whether to choose vocational or general depending on the colleges they get,” said Laxmikant Vaidya, vice-president of Maha Palak Sanstha.

“But as the lists come out one after the other they will not be able to choose properly,” said Vaidya.

He added that the suggested amendment would also cut down the time for the admissions process.

While the first vocational admission list comes out on June 30, the first general list comes out on August 9.

More than half the number of students, who passed Class 10 in the city, had submitted their online forms as of Monday evening. A total of 1,41,935 forms have come in so far, but students say some confusion still remains.

“When I first tried to fill my form, the only option that appeared after choosing the vocational stream on the confirmation page was computer science,” said Manish Goregaokar (16), a student of GD Somani School at Cuffe Parade.

“The booklet also does not comprehensively explain some things. For instance, what if everyone takes provisional admission then how will seats be freed up for the second list?”

Others, such as international board student Nishika Prakash, have other problems. “My friends and I were very confused whether to apply with the Best-Five total or with all subjects as the website did not have any instructions,” said the Riverdale International School student.

“After waiting for three or four hours in queue at a guidance centre, it got sorted out. Things could have been handled more efficiently,” Prakash said.