Supplementary exam pass-outs left with no colleges

PUBLISH DATE 5th September 2017

Following the declaration of results of the Class 12 Higher Secondary Certificate (HSC) supplementary examination, a number of students were made eligible for admissions in colleges for first year courses. However, as the admission procedure for the first year degree courses have already ended, these students now stand at a disadvantage.

The state government had decided to take a re-examination to accommodate the students who had failed in the FebruaryMarch examination of Class X and XII and had given them a second chance. Accordingly, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education conducted the supplementary examination for these students in July. The results of the HSC exams were declared on August 21, while the results for Class 10 were announced after four to five days.

However, the admission process for the first year students for the science, arts and commerce streams in senior colleges had also ended in the meantime. Unlike the Directorate of Technical Education, Maharashtra, which made special provisions for these students to get admissions in vocational courses like diploma in engineering, nothing as such has been done by the Savitribai Pune Phule University (SPPU) with respect to the degree courses in the science, commerce and arts domain.

“We are not planning to extend the admission dates,” said Dr Arvind Shaligram, registrar, SPPU.