The SP College Shikshan Prasarak Mandali on Friday sent a proposal to the office of deputy director of education to allow 10 per cent additional students in standard XI. The proposal will be forwarded to the state government.
The family members of principal Dilip Sheth, who was asked to step down for offering ‘illegal’ admissions to 96 students, clarified that whatever he did was in the interests of students. SP Mandali vice president Anant Mate said, “We have requested the authorities to carry out admissions on merit basis. Hence, all the 96 students that were promised admission by Sheth may not be admitted.” “We have received the proposal from SP management and it will be forwarded to the state government with a report on the current development of the issue. The state government will now take a decision on the fate of these students,” deputy director (education) Suman Shinde said.
She said that they will be checking the credentials of these 96 students and how many have got admissions in other colleges through central admission process (CAP).
“If there are students who have genuinely not got admission anywhere, we will try and accommodate them in other colleges,” she said. She said that after the CAP was over, the office had appealed to those students who were poor and their admissions have been done in non-granted and granted colleges.
“We even helped students who were allotted colleges that were far from their homes. However, these 96 students did not approach the office,” she said.
‘My brother is innocent’
Speaking to the media for the first time, Dilip Sheth’s sister Kanchan said that whatever her brother had done, it was all in the interests of students. She said that he has been made the scapegoat in this case. “He is innocent and has the full backing of students,” she said.