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Confusion among students over counselling schedule

Confusion has prevailed among students who have applied for admission at Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students in Ludhiana over the latest counselling schedule issued by the project director, Society for Promotion of Quality Education.

punjab Updated: Jul 19, 2014 13:44 IST
Deepa Sharma

Confusion has prevailed among students who have applied for admission at Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students in Ludhiana over the latest counselling schedule issued by the project director, Society for Promotion of Quality Education.

According to the directions, meritorious students whose names are there in the merit list will have to attend the counselling session for their respective streams at Government Middle School, Phase 7, SAS Nagar, from July 22 to July 26. The students must reach the venue at 9am.The latest notice has left students in lurch as nothing in this regard was communicated earlier by the authorities concerned.

Also, due to no proper way of communication, not many have come to know about the counselling schedule. For Senior Secondary Residential School for Meritorious Students in Ludhiana, as many as 240 students have applied in different streams for total 1,000 seats. However, as many as 107 students have applied from other districts for admission at the school.

According to information, in commerce stream, total 520 students have applied for admissions at total six meritorious schools in the state. Of total 520 students, as many as 32 students belong to Ludhiana, while 48 students have mentioned Ludhiana meritorious school as their first preference.

In medical stream, total 584 students have applied in the meritorious schools. As many as 94 students have given first preference to Ludhiana. Of total 584 students, 64 belong to Ludhiana.

In non-medical, total 1,968 students have applied for admissions at meritorious schools, out of which, 213 have given first preference to Ludhiana.In non-medical stream, Jasbir Singh from Ludhiana, with 98% marks, has topped the merit list.

A student who has applied in non-medical stream, seeking anonymity, said, “Though my name is in the merit list, I am not sure if I will get the admission as total 1,968 students have applied for admission in the nonmedical stream. Where will I go if I don’t get the admission at the meritorious school, as its midJuly already?”

A parent, who wished not to be named, said, “It is surprising that authorities are communicating through the public notice instead of informing students telephonically. With no proper way of communication, I am sure, many would miss the counselling.”

When contacted, Paramjit Kaur Chahal, district education officer (DEO), secondary, was not available for comments.