BHUBANESWAR: The Department of Higher Education (DHE) has directed all the admission nodal centres to report any error found during validation of Common Application Forms (CAF) for 2014-15 academic session.
DHE conducts admission into junior and degree colleges through the Student Academic Management System (SAMS). The CAF for different colleges are submitted through SAMS Resource Centre (SRC) set up by the Department across the State.
But over the past few days, DHE has received several complaints that many CAFs are neither validated properly nor tagged with their respective SRCs which is making it difficult for the Department to process application forms and assign proper college to the applicant.
The problem arises when an applicant fills incorrect marks in the CAF which goes undetected by the officers at SRCs during the validation process. Eventually, the anomaly is detected by college authorities where the student has applied for admission during registration. The error is then reported by the college to the SRC.
The department has asked SRC in-charge to give suggestions to detect such errors.
As per the recent directions by DHE, after the error reports are received, admission against the incorrect CAFs for first selection round will be cancelled.
The applicant database will be updated which will be reflected in the second selection list. The directive will be implemented for both Plus Two and Plus Three admission.
A DHE official said the backlog in CAFs, which has not been validated properly, will be cleared by SAMS after all the nodal centres provide their reports. The reports will be filed through ‘Validation Error Reporting’ section provided in the SAMS e-space.