EDUCATION: Complaints galore over college allotments,CAP officials throw up their handshttps://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/education-complaints-galore-over-college-allotments-cap-officials-throw-up-their-hands/

EDUCATION: Complaints galore over college allotments,CAP officials throw up their hands

The Centralised Admission Process committee has received over 700 complaints from students and parents unhappy with junior colleges allotted to them through the computerised allotment system.

The Centralised Admission Process (CAP) committee has received over 700 complaints from students and parents unhappy with junior colleges allotted to them through the computerised allotment system. While parents and students are eager to change the college,CAP officials say that in most of the cases the complaints are not genuine and can’t be acted upon.

On Friday,CAP official announced the list for 159 junior colleges in the city for 58,855 seats. The student are supposed to approach the colleges alloted to them in the computerised allotment system and complete the admission formalities. A good number of students,however,seems unhappy and instead approached the CAP officials seeking a change of college.

CAP officials received around 250 written complaints on Saturday,the first day of admissions,and 500 more on Monday.

Most complainants want admission in popular city colleges such as Fergusson College,Laxmanrao Apte Junior College,Modern College and Abasaheb Garware College. Those who can’t make to these top colleges are trying to get into colleges in the second tier of popularity such S M Choksey High School and Junior College,NMV High School and Junior College and Huzurpaga School and Junior College. Colleges popular in Pimpri-Chinchwad area are Jai Hind Junior College,Kamalnayan Bajaj Junior College,Amrita Junior College.

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“Most of the time we can’t entertain requests for a college change. They want to change their college to popular ones saying the college allotted to them is far away or a particular subject is not available in that college. Another common complaint is from those who got into an unaided college. They approached us saying they can’t afford the fees. But we can’t help them now. We have categorically clarified these issues about aided and unaided colleges in our form and during counselling sessions,” said Rekha Palashikar,vice-prinicpal of Fergusson College.

There were,however,a few genuine complaints and CAP officials have made necessary corrections in the allotment in these cases.

“Out of 700 complaints,we acted in around 50. These comprise issues such as data entry errors while feeding marks,issues related to caste certificates,sports and cultural excellence reservation.” said the officials.