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Fine arts courses admissions deferred

Published : Jun 23, 2016, 1:39 am IST
Updated : Jun 23, 2016, 1:39 am IST

The Centralised Admission Process for admission to applied arts and fine arts courses in the state have been suspended for a couple of days after students complained of the marks they secured in the M

The Centralised Admission Process for admission to applied arts and fine arts courses in the state have been suspended for a couple of days after students complained of the marks they secured in the MHCET. The students said that as they had not received the verification results, the admissions should not be carry on, as they would lose an opportunity to secure a seat.

Santosh Gangurde, vice president of the University of Mumbai unit of Maharashtra Navnirman Vidyarthi Sena, said nearly 2,250 had appeared for the CET, but with the exception of 275 students who made it to the first merit list, the remaining students secured single digit marks.

“The outcome of the CET was surprising for most of the students and hence, they applied for verification. However, even before the verification results were announced, the first merit list of the CAP round was declared,” said Mr Gangurde.

He added that MNVS took up the issue of the students and met education Vinod Tawde and apprised him of the situation. Mr Tawde has asked Dr Rajiv Mishra, director of JJ School of Arts and chief CET convenor, to look into the complaints of the students and address them before carrying out admissions to the 500 seats in fine arts and applied arts in various colleges in the state, including JJ School of Arts.

“The CAP round has been postponed by a couple of days and we are looking into the complaints of the students as per the instructions of Mr Tawde. The issue is not a major one as only 110 students have been affected by it. A new panel of examiners will be formed on Thursday and the CET papers of the aggrieved students will be assessed again, after which a new merit list will be declared,” said Dr Mishra. The applied arts and fine arts courses have various fields like painting, drawing, sculpting, among others for which the students appeared for the CET. As JJ School of Arts is a premier institute and number one in Asia, the students are keen to secure a seat in the institute. According to Dr Mishra, admissions to other courses like architecture will go on as per the scheduled CAP rounds and will not be affected. The outcome of the verification he said would be announced by Friday.