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Set up more colleges to help soothe admission anxieties

The report SRCC gets 48,000 applications, getting a seat gets tougher (June 24) illustrates the despair and uncertainty among students even if they score high marks in their board exams.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
PUBLISHED ON JUN 26, 2012 12:57 AM IST

Set up more colleges to help soothe admission anxieties The report SRCC gets 48,000 applications, getting a seat gets tougher (June 24) illustrates the despair and uncertainty among students even if they score high marks in their board exams. Students are in a dilemma as to whether they should wait for the DU list or seek admission in other states. When admitted, students residing in Noida and Gurgaon have to travel long distances to reach the university’s north or south campus. The government must open more colleges in Delhi and the NCR so that less time is spent commuting, and those with lesser percentages are not left without a choice.Priyansha Mathur, Delhi Put the economy back on trackThe report Reforms back on the agenda, signals PM (June 24) suggests that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is trying to rise above coalition compulsions, which is a good sign. The hurdles created by coalition partners must either be resolved or ignored to get the economy back on track.Gulshan Kumar, via email Setting the record straightThe editorial Not a matter of records (Our Take, June 23) rightly indicates that the lack of digitisation of records makes it easier to tamper with documents. Digitisation ensures that the original data is safe and can be accessed when needed. It also reduces costs and the possibility of corruption.Salman Ghani, Patna Headed in the right directionThe report Annual fitness test must for five-year-old cars in Delhi soon (June 21) is the right step for reducing road accidents in the capital. The increasing number of road accidents, however, is due to drunk driving and speeding. The government must check rash driving and maintain the roads properly.Asim K Banerjee, via email

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