Minister comes to the rescue of topper who didn’t get admission despite scoring 99.8%
The SSC topper, who failed to secure a seat in college after the first merit list for FYJC admission was announced despite scoring scoring 99.8% in the board exams, has finally got some respite from the State Education Minister.
After the list was announced, Sakshi Rajani was shocked to see the message ‘you have not been allotted a seat’ on the official admission website. Realising that something was amiss, the student quickly made enquiry calls to the university to know if there has been a technical error.
Upon enquiring, the office of the Deputy Director of Education in Mumbai informed Sakshi that her admission form was filled on June 10 and 11. However, it was reset after 5 days, following which she had failed to fill the form again.
After being asked to approach her school, Sacred Heart School in Kalyan, Sakshi’s family questioned the school authorities. But, even the school denied any error on their part.
The topper was now faced with the prospect of waiting till July 15, when the entire online process was over, and apply to colleges offline. However, upon learning about the student’s ordeal, State Education Minister Vinod Tawde spoke to Sakshi on Wednesday and assured her help.
Tawde reportedly spoke with the management of the Kelkar & Vaze College in Mulund and managed to secure a seat for Sakshi under the management quota.
An official from the Deputy Directorate of Education also confirmed that Sakshi will be given counselling after all three lists are announced and allotted a seat in the college of her choice.