Press "Enter" to skip to content

Hundreds with diploma denied admission in J&K colleges for not completing 10+2

Last Updated on April 9, 2021 at 10:37 pm

Hundreds of students in Jammu and Kashmir are left in the midst of nowhere as they have been denied admission to degree colleges in the UT for having 3-year diploma from technical institutes.

Government degree colleges have allegedly denied them admission and stated that they have not completed 10+2.

The students have completed their three year diploma from different technical institutes and want to pursue graduation courses from colleges. But the students are denied admission in degree colleges for not having done their 10+2 from JK Board affiliated schools.

As per reports the issue came to fore after a student complained that she was denied admission in degree college for not having done 10+2 course.

“My diploma was not considered equivalent to 10+2 course and I was denied admission by the college administration,” the student told Greater Kashmir.

 “I approached Kashmir University authorities to get an equivalence certificate of 3 year diploma to 10+2 course but I was denied the same. The officials said the J&K Board was competent to grant the equivalence certificate for the course,” the student said.

Board of Technical Education (BOTE) has taken up the matter with the skill development department to grant equivalence of 10+2 course with three years diploma course.

Director BOTE has shot off a letter to Principal Secretary Skill Development Department in which he has stated that many of students approached the Board for issuing equivalency of 10+2 qualification to three years diploma conducted by JK BOTE for the purpose of jobs in J&K.

“JKSSRB is not considering the application of polytechnic diploma holders wherein 10+2 qualification is prescribed,” the letter reads. However the matter is still pending and students were getting desperate as the last date of admission in colleges was also nearing.