After an inexplicable error, a junior college aspirant with a score of 99.8% in her SSC exam has not managed to land a seat anywhere in Mumbai when the first merit list was announced on Monday. She will now have to wait for the online admission process to end on July 15 to apply to colleges where she can secure a seat subject to availability.
The topper from a Kalyan school was shocked when she received a message on the online admission portal that she had not been allotted a seat. “With my marks, I was very confident of securing a seat in the college of my choice, but I was shocked to see the message pop up,” she said. According to information available from the office of the deputy director of education, Mumbai, the student’s form was filled up on June 10 and 11 but was reset on June 16 and never filled again.
“The student’s form must have been reset by the school. This could have been done on her request. Since the form was never filled up again, she has not been allotted a seat,” an official from the department said. She had filled up the online admission form with assistance from her school. On June 20, when the general merit list (which ranks all the applicants according to the marks secured) was announced, she did not find her name on it.
The school denied having reset the form. Department officials, too, denied any mistake on their part. The student will have to wait until the end of the process.