BENGALURU: Even before the announcement of Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) and Second year pre-university examinations results, many colleges in the state have started admissions for first year PUC and under-graduate courses.
As per the information available with TNIE, the colleges are admitting students who have secured above 90% in SSLC preparatory exams.
“My son had studied in the ICSE syllabus and recently completed his board exams. We are awaiting the results, but when we went to enquire about the course and fee, a prime college in Mangaluru offered a seat. They have taken 75% of the fee amount as advance and confirmed the seat,” said a parent from Coorg.
Not just PUC, several colleges affiliated to Bangalore University, Bengaluru North University and Bengaluru Central University are offering admissions even for under-graduate courses. TNIE approached the colleges and confirmed the same. Some colleges offered to block seats, and some said they will conduct entrance test for the aspirants. If they clear it, the seat will be confirmed and admissions will be held after the announcement of results.
One of the college representatives from a management college affiliated to Bengaluru North university said, “As we are having very few seats for some of the courses in demand, we have started reserving the seats. The candidates have to pay Rs 25,000 and book the seat. The admission will be confirmed after the announcement of results.”
However, colleges which are blocking the seats for both PUC and under-graduate courses are not giving receipts for the seat they are confirming. “The receipt will be issued during the confirmation of admissions. In case the student fails or secures lesser percentage than what is prescribed, the amount will be returned,” mentioned an admission in-charge from a top PU college in Mangaluru.
Meanwhile, this illegal practice by colleges has worried thousands of parents who are aspiring to get admissions for their wards for PUC and under-graduate courses. Interestingly, some institutions have started sending group messages about the admissions open at their institutes along with course details. As per the admission calendar released by the department of pre-university education, admissions for first year PUC should begin from the day of announcement of SSLC results.
However, the department officials are helpless and unable to initiate action as the colleges are doing these admissions without any records. “If we receive specific complaints from parents, we can act on it, but even after that, colleges are doing it without keeping any record, they are not issuing receipts for the admissions they are confirming,” said a senior official of the PUE department.
The results for PU courses scheduled to be out on April 30 and for SSLC it will be on May 7.
C Shikha, director of PUE department, said “This is the reason why we have advanced the calendar of events this year. Last year, we had received complaints against some of the colleges and even initiated actions. The PU colleges have to stick to the calendar and in case of violation, parents/public can file complaints before us.”