A final decision on the 80-plus students who had applied for Class XI admission in SP College will be taken by the governing council,Shikashan Prasarak Mandali,on Friday. Meanwhile,the parent body of the institute has confirmed that a majority of the students was allotted colleges through the Centralised Admission Process (CAP).
But students avoided joining the allotted colleges for more than two months. They were expecting admission to the SP College with the backing of youth leaders though the students did not have the required marks,said Balasaheb Ovhal,assistant director of education.
On Thursday,the issue was discussed in a meeting between the college management,youth leaders from different political parties and the authorities at the office of the deputy director of education.
The three-hour meeting turned into a ruckus and outh leaders tried to put pressure on educational authorities and the college management to take in the 80-plus students.
They even forced Shikashan Prasarak Mandali vice-president Anant Mate to give it in writing that a positive decision would be taken in the meeting of the governing council on Friday.
None of the 80 students have ever approached us complaining about allotted colleges. Rather they preferred to take help of youth groups. Some students even cancalled their admissions at allotted colleges in the last couple of days,expecting a seat in SP College as an outcome of ongoing agitation over admissions, Ovhal said.
Ovhal said it would make no sense in admitting the 80-plus students randomly at an institute like SP college where merit is the sole criteria.
In this academic year,1,400 students were admitted to the college through CAP.
However,after the meeting,Mate said said the governing council has around 22 members and a decision on admitting another 80 students would be based on a majority decision.
We would convey governing councils decision to the office of deputy director of education for future action if needed, he said.
Ovhal said whatever proposal is submitted by the college management,it would be forwarded to the State Education Department. Class XI admissions were governed by our office till the stipulated deadline of September 30. We have no authority to take a call on any admissions now. We will be simply following the government directives if more admissions have to be allowed, he said.