New Delhi: In a veiled attack on Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for setting its cut off for admission from 96 to 100 percent, Human Resource Development Minister Kapil Sibal has shown disagreement with the process of admission terming it as unfortunate.

Taking a swipe at the cut off percentage system, the Minister extended his support to the students on this issue. Sibal while addressing media persons on Wednesday without naming any college criticized the cut off system. He said, “This is very unfortunate for the students toiling to scoring 97, 98, and 99 percent in exams and then not getting a seat in any prestigious institution.”  

Without naming any educational institution, Sibal said, “This is very unfortunate to set the cutoff percentage for admission at100 percent and I hope that no more colleges would repeat this.” 

Elaborating more on this issue, he said this is a case directly linked to the principle of supply and demand, and assured that education reform is in the process of law-making. “Once we are through with this process and the law is implemented, there would be plenty of resources,” he added. 

Coming in support of Delhi University Vice-Chancellor Dinesh Singh, Sibal said Singh has made sincere efforts to make the admission process vialble.

The Vice Chancellor who was present in the press conference said, “Even though if some colleges have overlooked the entire cut off process, the students and parents should not be troubled by the fact.” Giving assurance to the students who have scored high percentage, Singh said, “Four more lists are yet to be declared and hence it is certain that students with good percentage will get admission.”

According to Singh, the problem was largely created due to the fact that there has been a tremendous increase in the number of students appearing in the CBSE Inter exams.

(JPN/ Bureau)