Thousands of students who applied for admissions for vocational courses in the ITIs and polytechnics on the last day, on Tuesday, had to allegedly wait till 3 am the next day for the completion of the
Thousands of students who applied for admissions for vocational courses in the ITIs and polytechnics on the last day, on Tuesday, had to allegedly wait till 3 am the next day for the completion of the formalities.
An ITI in Nagpur saw students and parents wait till 8 am the next morning for the admissions to get confirmed by the authorities. While the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training said that parents and students had been assured about the continuation of the admission process the next day, the latter protested, saying they feared the seats would be allotted to others overnight and therefore, preferred to wait till the admission was confirmed.
According to Naresh Sawant, a parent, they had reached the centre around 9 am on August 16, which was the last date for admissions. “The authorities said the list of students eligible would be announced in some time. The list however was announced at 2 pm, after which the admission process started at 2.30 pm,” said Mr Sawant. The institute had taken the attendance of around 1,134 students.
“Students, who featured in the candidates’ list after the number 500, were afraid that the seats would be given away overnight and hence, preferred to stay on,” he said. “The institute was informed of the same and hence, they continued the admission process. My sons’ number came after midnight,” said Mr Sawant. According to sources, the last admission was completed at around 2.50 am.
Similar scenes were seen at an ITI in Nagpur where admissions was completed at 8 am on August 17.
Yogesh Patil, deputy director DVET, Mumbai region confirmed that admissions at the Ambernath ITI went upto 3 am. “The institute informed the students and parents that admissions would be done for the first 500 students till 5 pm and the process would continue the next day for the remaining students. However, they refused to go,” he said.