Edu Dept Order Follows Complaints
No student should be denied admission just because he or she could not pay the full fee at the time of admission, Dinkar Temkar, deputy director of education, Pune division, said.
The directive follows reports claiming that students were being forced to pay the entire fee to confirm their admission in the college allotted. It comes from the officials of the Common Admission Process (CAP) Committee for class XI admissions.
“The earlier process of giving Rs 50 and taking provisional admission was cancelled this year. Instead, the students seeking admission were asked to submit the fee and take the admission, failing which they were told to wait for the next round. But this doesn't mean that the colleges have to make it mandatory for the students to submit the entire fee,“ Temkar said.
He added that the colleges should follow their own process of giving option of paying the fee on quarterly or half yearly basis at the time of taking admission.“They can follow their own method, depending on the case. If a parent has deci ded to get the kid enrolled in a college, heshe has to submit all the required documents while confirming the admission, which the students' name should be uploaded on the official CAP website. In no case, should a student be deprived of admission if he doesn't have full fee to pay at time of admission,“ he said.
In case any report comes to the fore, where the college has either not uploaded the student's name or have denied admission over non-submission of full fee, the responsibility of that student will be on the principal of that particular college. And this will call for action against the principal concerned,“ Temkar added.
The colleges have also been advised not to give admission if the student doesn't visit the college or fails to submit the documents required based on the online allotment. “Confirm the admissions and upload the students' names on the website only when the students physically come to the college,“ Temkar said.
The second merit list of students was declared on Thursday, under which 24,553 students have been given admission. A total of 6,889 students got their first preference in the second round. The students who wish to take admission based on the second round can do so from July 21 to July 24 between 10am and 5pm.