Minority colleges in the city will have to develop a website for class 11 online admissions soon or face action, the deputy director of education, Pune division, has said.
The colleges have been given asked to develop their own websites by Monday, before the declaration of state board class 10 results on June 8.
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“50 per cent of seats in these institutes are reserved for a particular community that they cater to. From the rest, 20 per cent are reserved for in-house quota and another 5 per cent for the management quota. Till now, these colleges used to do admissions in an offline mode but we have got complaints in this regard and we want it to be transparent. Hence, we have directed all such colleges to make their own websites and do online admissions for all sections, especially the management quota,” said Ramchandra Jadhav, deputy director of education, Pune division.
Jadhav said that colleges who failed to develop their websites by Monday would face action. “The notice to develop their own websites has already been given and there is enough time for all colleges to get a website made. We will appoint officers to find out which all colleges have complied. If colleges are found without a website for admission, they will be served showcause notice and further action will be taken against them,” he said.
Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce’s principal G M Nazeruddin said, “We started online admission last year. But we did not have online admission for the management quota. This time, we will include that also. We have got the notice and we will be doing the needful before Monday.”
“The online procedure is better because it is easier for students to apply. They don’t have to stand in line for forms,” Nazeruddin said.
Mohammad Ali from Students Islamic Organisation of India said, “It is definitely a good move. This will introduce more transparency into the system, especially when it comes to management quota admissions.”