The colleges deviating from the rules prescribed by Department of Higher Education (DHE) for admission under additional 15 per cent seats, will be taken to task by the department.
DHE has cautioned colleges against deviating from the norms prescribed by the department for admitting students under the 15 per cent enhanced seats category. “We have received reports about a few colleges admitting students from nearby blocks under the guise of 15 per cent enhanced seats. We are looking into the matter and strict action will be taken against those colleges,” said a senior Government official. If any college will be found deviating from the rules, the students admitted under the excess category will not be allowed to appear for the annual higher secondary examination nor the university examination in the Plus Three colleges. In addition to this, the violating colleges will be blacklisted by the department.
DHE had introduced a 15 per cent hike in the seats of Plus Two colleges of the State to meet increasing demand for seats. The enhancement will facilitate admission for local students who have not been able to get admission elsewhere. The seat hike has been done specifically in the rural areas. The main motive of this move is to impart education to the students of the rural areas who cannot go outside their locality to join a college.
The seats can be increased in only those colleges identified by DHE. But, enhancement will take place only after the original sanctioned seats are filled up and eligible local students are left to get admission. Admission in these enhanced seats will be conducted manually and individual colleges have to prepare a merit list of eligible students. The list will then be submitted to respective Regional Director of Education (RDE).