Irregularity in Class I admission denied by AMU authorities
ALIGARH: The Aligarh Muslim University has clarified that allegation of irregularity in school admissions as published in some newspapers is baseless and an attempt to tarnish the image of the University.
Referring to the allegation of â€œanomaly in Class I admissionsâ€ published in some newspapers, the Controller of Examination, Prof. Javed Akhtar has clarified that the University observes complete objectivity and transparency in all its admissions and it has not permitted any anomaly on grounds of caste, creed, religion, region or gender.
Prof. Akhtar said that admissions in schools are offered on the basis of combined merit list of written test and interview while some concessions are provided to the children of AMU employee, alumni and those who fall under the general reserved categories like SC, ST, OBC and Physically Challenged.
He further clarified that the offer of admission to applicants for Class I, VI and XI were made on the basis of their net total marks obtained in written test and interview. The candidates given admission to Class I, despite securing zero marks in written test, were selected under the reserved categories and this cannot be termed as an anomaly.
Prof. Akhtar said that the allegation of discriminating against the candidates who secured more than 80-90 percent marks in written test and refusing admission to them is also strongly refuted as several such candidates who appeared before the interview board were over-age and thus secured higher marks since they had already passed senior classes from other schools.
The parents of these over age candidates wanted admission at any cost to achieve their target of becoming â€œinternal candidatesâ€ to reap subsequent benefits. It would be extremely improper to have adolescents in a class of young children.