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Chaos rules NCWEB admission process

The admission chaos at the Non- Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) continued on Saturday, with a number of students queuing up outside the board’s office to get their doubts cleared. Nishtha reports.

delhi Updated: Jul 14, 2013 00:31 IST
Hindustan Times

The admission chaos at the Non-Collegiate Women’s Education Board (NCWEB) continued on Saturday, with a number of students queuing up outside the board’s office to get their doubts cleared.

The primary grouse of the aspirants was not being allotted centres of their choice. The students, in their forms, were required to mention five centres in order of their admission preference. However, many students now want to seek admissions at NCWEB centres that they had either listed at the end or not mentioned at all.

This is not all.

A handful of students have added to the confusion of the board by tampering with their application forms and changing the name of the centres in order to secure a seat.

“We caught six students who had tampered with their choice of centres by either using blade or white eraser fluid. Now I have instructed my staff to check the forms with the computer records before giving a student admission,” said Aarti Saxena, director of Non- Collegiate Women’s Education Board.

She further added that the board was not disqualifying such students since they had not tampered with their marks.

Students who did not take admission under the first cut-off list were also not aware that they could not seek admission under the second cut-off list. The board had clearly stated that preference would be given to students who were eligible under the second-cut off list.

“I was not aware of this rule. I agree it is my mistake but they should give us admission since we have a higher percentage than the students under the second cut-off list,” said Simran Verma, an applicant.

Kanchan Bala, another applicant, claimed that she was sick and hence could not come for admission when the first cut-off list was announced. “I even have a medical certificate. They should at least consider the genuine cases,” Bala said.

Non- Collegiate Women’s Education Board offers two undergraduate courses: BA programme and B.Com, exclusively for women. However, only students staying in National Capital Territory (NCT) can enroll themselves under this board.

It is a popular choice for those girl students who want to work and continue with their studies or are unable to secure admission in a regular college.

This year, over 22,000 applications were received.

For both the courses, classes are held only on weekends.

There are 50 teaching days in an academic session.

There are 184 seats in B.Com and 277 seats for BA programme at each of the board’s 13 teaching centres across the Capital.

First Published: Jul 14, 2013 00:29 IST