As many as 384 girl students could change their colleges to get admission in a college within a distance of 7 km from their homes during the two-day offline common admission procedure (CAP) for class XI — organised at the office of the Deputy Director of Education under heavy police security.
The final counselling session had started on Friday in Abasaheb Garware College. A total of 1, 218 students were able to get admissions in various colleges. Reportedly, 137 students took admission in Commerce (Marathi), 600 in Commerce (English), 60 in Arts (Marathi), eight in Arts (English) and 413 in Science stream.
“The admission was open for students who either were not allotted any college or have recently moved to the city and hence could not apply through the regular process. It was also open for girl students who had been allotted colleges that are far off from their homes. We tried to incorporate everyone who had a valid reason,” said Suman Shinde, Deputy Director of Education.
This year, for the first time, class XI admissions went completely online. Three rounds of allotment were completed in the online mode. About 3, 000 students remained without allotment even though they had applied through the online CAP and despite there being about 6,000 seats vacant in many junior colleges and schools. Hence, an offline admission procedure was started for the students who were left out due to various reasons.
Police security was needed as on Thursday a crowd of about thousand people comprising parents and students had gathered demanding change of course and college that had led to a lot of chaos, said an official.
“During the counselling some girls had come just because they wanted a better college or a better course. Some boys also demanded a nearer college. These requests were not entertained,” the official added. “We allowed only girls to change their colleges in case of long distance because of security reasons, but boys do not face such issues so they were denied,” he said.