Education dept to address Soreng B.Ed College admission row

Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 07:15 [IST]

Last Update: Thursday, Jan 21, 2021 01:34 [IST]

Education dept to address Soreng B.Ed College admission row

GANGTOK,: The aspirants for Government B.Ed College, Soreng who are alleging lack of transparency in admission in the college held talks with Education additional chief secretary G.P. Upadhyaya at the latter’s chamber here today.
The students are complaining that “some applicants with lower CGPA were selected for admission while those with higher CGPA ignored.”     
The merit list of the students selected for admission was declared by the college recently and unlike previous years there was no mention of name and the percentage of the selected candidates, the students said. The list had only application ID numbers, they added.
One of the applicants said that his friend with a lower percentage secured a seat while he was not among the selected candidates.  
This year because of Covid lockdown, there was no entrance examination and students were selected for admission entirely on the basis of their college scores.
The college admits 150 students annually and out of them 33 seats are reserved for in-service teachers, differently-abled and non-COI holders. The remaining 117 seats are for fresh candidates.
“Now they are saying that there are reservations for economically-weaker section and government quota and all. We would have accepted it had it been mentioned in the notice,” the applicants said today.
Following the meeting with the representatives of the applicants, Upadhyaya told SIKKIM EPXRESS that the Education department will have a thorough discussion on Thursday and find out the reason, and work towards finding amicable solution.
He said the meeting will be attended by concerned officials of the department and the authorities of Government B. Ed College, Soreng.    

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