The admission procedure for around 72,000 seats of diploma in education (DEd) course in 1102 colleges across the state will be delayed this year,as the state government could not decide on the eligibility of the course in time.
The state government was thinking of raising the eligibility criteria to degree instead of class 12 passed. But finally the government decided that the eligibility for admission would be passing class 12 for this academic year. However,the decision came vary late and by that time results of class 12 exams were already declared.
Every year the forms are ready by the time results of class 12 are out. This time the application forms are still to be printed. A M Bedge,director of Maharashtra State Council for Educational Research and Training (MSCERT) that is responsible for carrying out the admission procedure,admitted that the procedure is yet to start.
Bedge however claimed that as the colleges start in October,the MSCERT had ample time in hand and it would make up for the late. The council is planning to hold a meeting of admission control committee to decide on the timetable of the admission procedure around June 15.
The students however have no clue as to when the admission will start. Every year some or the other technical issue arises during the admission procedure. As there is no clue so far on the admission process,our future hangs in uncertainty, said a student.
Bedge however said that the council was informing the students about the late start of the procedure. We will announce the timetable after June 15. The first round of the admission will start after August 15 following acceptance of the filled forms in July, he said.
The DEd colleges are to be started on October 1 but it is predicted that the second and third rounds would continue up to December.