Education department to review pending applications on Sept 2

Weeks after the third counselling for Class XI admissions,many students are still waiting to get admissions in their desired schools

Written by Ifrah Mufti | Chandigarh | Published: September 2, 2013 3:20:18 am

Weeks after the third counselling for Class XI admissions,many students are still waiting to get admissions in their desired schools.

According to the education department,the admission process was supposed to end by August 29. However,as seats in the periphery schools are still vacant,the department has extended the date till September 2,when authorities will review pending applications.

Sunil Bedi,a subject expert,said,“Students who have not yet secured admissions are those who want to study in their desired schools,even with low CGPAs. It is impossible for us to adjust a student with CGPA 4.5 in a school like GMSSS Manimajra,where all seats have been already filled.”

“Seats were vacant in around seven periphery government schools,where only 15-20 remained to be filled. Though seats were allotted to them,the students are not ready to take admission in the rural areas. We are not responsible for it. The students who couldn’t get admission through any of the three counselling must have deposited their fees. We will review these pending applications and hope the vacant seats will be filled,” Bedi added.

However,many students claimed the education department was not cooperating with them.

Vijay Kumar,a student who has not got admission till now said,“With 5.6 CGPA,I am not able to get through the admission process. I am a resident of Sector 40 and wanted admission in a nearby school. But my name is not even on the waiting list. I met the DEO,but he said seats are vacant only in periphery areas.”

Meanwhile,Abhishek,another student and a resident of Sector 23 said,“August has ended and exams will begin next month,while I am still waiting to get admission. My friends,who have got admission,are busy with studies and tuition. I am ready to take admission any where now.”

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