Despite scoring 96% marks in Class 12, many meritorious students were left disappointed on Saturday, when they could not find their names in the BCom merit list displayed at Government College for Girls (GCG). Also, chaos was seen on the college campus when around 5,000 students and parents thronged the premises as the authorities did not update the merit list on its website. However, as the merit list was displayed at only three places on the college premises, students were seen struggling to find their names in the list.
In the merit list displayed on the notice board of the college, the cut off percentage has gone as high as 97% without mathematics and 93% with mathematics. The college received over 2,100 applications for total 140 seats in BCom stream.
Interestingly, this year, for the first time, the college had started the online admission process for BCom, but as the merit list was not updated on the college website, students could be seen jostling for space to see their names in the list displayed on the notice board of the college.
Complaining about poor arrangements at the college, many parents and students said the merit list should have been displayed at more than three places as it created a lot of inconvenience.
Anita Khosla, a student said, “Even after securing 95% marks in Class 12, my name is not there in the merit list. The cut off has gone too high this year. When our results were declared, everyone in my family was sure that I will get admission in GCG but all hopes seem to have shattered now.”
A parent, Sushil Joshi, who had come along with his daughter, said, “My daughter scored 95.8% in Class 12, but still she could not get admission in the college. Though we were confident that she would get admission, after seeing the merit list, we all are very disappointed. My daughter even cried after not seeing her name in the list.”
College principal Gurminder Kaur said, “Over 2,100 students had applied for admission in BCom in the college. Though I can understand that many meritorious students have been left disappointed even after scoring 96% marks, we are helpless as the college only has 140 seats in BCom.”
On asking that why the merit was not displayed at more places, the principal said, “We had displayed the merit list at three places for the convenience of students.”