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‘Policy should be uniform’

Gerry Arathoon talks to Bhavya Dore.

mumbai Updated: Jun 24, 2010 04:02 IST

What is your response to the high court order?

We are happy with the verdict. The judges have looked at the matter very carefully. There shouldn’t be discrimination against students.

SSC students’ mark sheets were issued based on their Best-Five scores. The state was willing to accept Best-Five for ICSE students if their mark sheets gave the best-five percentage.

The Maharashtra board has done the work of the junior colleges. Who is supposed to do the calculations at the time of admitting students? It is the duty of the college. Here the state board has taken the onus upon itself and was expecting us to do the same.

Was it not possible for the ICSE Board to issue mark sheets based on the best-five subjects for students in Maharashtra?

We cannot make different decisions for ICSE students in different states. Today Maharashtra may say Best-Five, tomorrow Karnataka may say Best-Six or Best-Four subjects. There is no end to this. How can our mark sheets be different for students from different states? That’s not possible.

First Published: Jun 24, 2010 03:50 IST