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After weeks of delay, the state frequent entrance take a look at (CET) cell launched the second seat allotment record for postgraduate medical and dental college students late on Monday night time. Many college students, nevertheless, are dealing with admission-related challenges owing to the Covid-19 outbreak and are urging the state to allow them to finish the admission process, together with fee of price, on-line. The deadline for finishing the admission affirmation course of is July 14.

State CET cell commissioner Sandeep Kadam didn’t reply HT’s calls or messages to make clear on the problem.

While the admission guidelines state that college students must submit paperwork and their charges by bodily being current on the allotted school with the intention to affirm their seat, in a round launched within the third week of April, the state CET cell requested the medical and dental institutes to share contact particulars of staffers dealing with admissions. It additional requested faculties to make preparations for a fee portal, in order that college students pays the charges and ensure admissions as soon as the seat allotment record is launched. However, there’s been no replace on the identical as but.

Since Tuesday, a number of scholars approached the frequent entrance take a look at (CET) cell, stating that they can’t report back to their allotted faculties to substantiate their admissions as many are both examined optimistic for Covid-19, or have a member of the family who’s coronavirus-positive and is subsequently underneath quarantine.

“My father and I tested positive for Covid-19 in the last week of June and are currently at a quarantine facility. As per rules, aspirants need to visit the allotted college to submit all the required documents along with fees to confirm admissions. But we are helpless in the current situation,” mentioned a scholar.

He added that many aspirants, most of them being final-year MBBS college students who’ve been working at civic hospitals throughout the state for the previous three months and contracted the virus within the line of obligation, requested the state CET cell to permit the completion of the method on-line as a substitute of being bodily current at faculties.

Students who’re allotted a seat in one other metropolis are extra anxious.

“The day the list was released [Monday] I was feeling unwell. On Wednesday, my test result came positive for Covid-19. Now my parents’ test results are also positive, and all of us are home quarantined. None of us can go to the college to complete the admission process, and the CET cell should allow us to do so online,” mentioned a scholar who’s allotted a school in Pune.

Students declare that they must spend large quantities to finish the admission process by going to the faculty.

“My allotted college is closer to Mumbai, and I reside in Jalna, where the authorities imposed a complete lockdown from June. To confirm my seat, I’ll have to hire a private vehicle and the entire journey will cost me at least ₹25,000-30,000. The CET cell needs to take all of these factors into consideration and allow the acceptance of fees online,” mentioned one other scholar.

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