BHUBANESWAR: Male students have been selected for admission to a women’s college in Sonepur district.
As per the Department of Higher Education’s e-admission report, two boys have been selected for first phase admission to Bausuni (Junior) Women’s College at Sonepur. Sources in the Students Academic Management System (SAMS) of the Department said entry of a wrong college code has led to the mistake.
Apparently, intimation letters were sent to 50 students for first phase admission to the women’s college of which two were male students. One of the male students turned up for admission on Tuesday.
“The boy was denied admission and we have informed the matter to the Department for necessary action,” said admission in-charge of the college, Surya Narayan Padhi.
While the first phase admission in the college began on July 4, so far, 20 girls have been admitted to the college.
The admission code allotted to the Bausuni (Junior) Women’s College by the Regional Director of Education is 29033106.
“The sixth digit in the code 1 stands for junior college where as it should be 2 which stands for junior women’s college,” said a higher official in charge of the e-admission.
As per reports received by the district project monitoring unit of SAMS, the wrong college code was updated in SAMS website by personnel at Regional Director of Education, Sambalpur office.
“Due to this error, some male candidates opted for the women’s college and two of them got selected for admission. Of the two, one has been denied admission and another informed about the anomaly. They would be admitted to other colleges as per their marks and the cut-off criteria on Wednesday,” the official added.