October 22, 2020

Raj Bhavan raps online entry

Patna: The Raj Bhavan has taken strong cognisance to the anomalies in the undergraduate admission process being carried out by Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB) through the Online Facilitation System for Students. The Raj Bhavan has issued a letter to the board, directing it to sort out the problems faced by students as soon as possible.

The Raj Bhavan letter mentions that they have come to know from different agencies about anomalies in OFSS due to which students are facing difficulties in taking admission at different colleges. Different students’ organisations have also met chancellor Satya Pal Malik, urging him to sort out the matter in the larger interest of the students.

The Bihar School Examination Board (BSEB), on April 17 this year, was assigned the job of conducting centralised admission of students at 10 state universities, leaving aside Patna University.

The registration under OFSS started on June 19 and for students, the board had set up more than 3,400 Sahaj Vasudha Kendra to facilitate the application process. On July 15, chancellor Satya Pal Malik released the merit list and out of 4.11 lakh students who had applied under OFSS, around 3.44 lakh candidates were to take admission from July 16 to 24. However, on July 23 the board extended the admission dates issuing new dates from July 30 to August 5. The board had suspended the admission process for a week to sort out the problems faced by students and respective colleges.

Sources said some of the problems faced by students and colleges include the OFSS website not having the complete and correct list of number of undergraduate seats at different colleges of different universities. Also many candidates have applied for such courses which is which is not taught in the respective colleges of their choice.

Moreover, many students faced problems in filling up the category column. Somesh Ranjan, a student who had applied at BD College, said: “My category is EBC, but in the category column my category was mentioned as Backward Caste I.”

Ranjan added: “We have also come across problems where candidates have submitted their application for bio-science but they were allotted mathematics (science).”

Courtesy: The Telegraph

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