NIOS Student Denied Admission at KC College South Mumbai

NIOS Student Denied Admission at KC College South Mumbai

MUMBAI: A student who cleared her Class XII from the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS) was reportedly denied admission at KC College, Churchgate, allegedly because she has completed her studies from an open board. After scoring 81.2%, the student, who suffers from learning disability, maNIOS Student Denied Admission at KC College South Mumbaide it to the third merit list in the arts’ stream. The third list was put up at city colleges on Saturday. The girl and her parents have now approached an NGO with a complaint seeking their intervention. 

Priya Deshpande from Childreach India said the student was denied admission as she completed her Class XII from open schooling institute. “I will visit the college on Tuesday to see on what grounds she was denied admission,” she said. Deshpande said the student has all documents.

In-charge principal of the college, Hemlata Bagla, said that students who have appeared for the board exam privately or are from open schools are not given preference across city colleges. “We do consider such cases, but I am not aware of this case. Many a times, students fill their forms incorrectly or leave out vital information. Their documents are not in place. I will have to find out what the reason is for denying admission,” said Bagla.

Though there is no written rule on whether open school students should be given differential treatment, registrar of Mumbai University M A Khan said that all students from ‘regular’ boards should be considered for admissions on merit alone. “Our university provides continuous education and therefore preference is given to students from regular boards. Students coming from NIOS, however, can be treated on case-to-case basis and the college should have a valid reason for denying admission,” said Khan.

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