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Petition to Mumbai University, Shri C. Vidyasagar Rao, Shri Prakash Javadekar, Shri Devendra Fadnavis


Mumbai University Has a painful Undergraduate Admission Process which I had to endure along with other students the previous year.Its time to change that. Firstly, University Forms called Pre-Admission enrollment forms are released by Mumbai University which are to be filled and submitted through an Online Portal. Fair Enough.(which is accesible by colleges) .Secondly , Students have to take these forms and submit it to the colleges they want to take admission in. ALONG WITH A SEPARATE COLLEGE FORM.So that means going to each college , buying and filling their forms. Or in the case of Mithibai, Wilson or UPG, applying through their website.There seems to be an unnecessary procedural step here. If we are filling up the forms to Mumbai University on a portal which is accessible by all colleges, why then submit another form?This makes the process hectic and tiresome as every college has a different procedure .Buying and filling 10 forms from colleges all over the city is not chill work at all Also, In a city as big as Mumbai ,colleges are pretty far off and going from one place to another is a pain for a student who wants to submit forms in a short period of time. With the number of forms being filled one can easily make a mistake, like i did with my KC and Wilson forms. I submitted another one in KC but got unlucky  with Wilson. They just denied me admission over a mistake i made while filling the form.The University of Mumbai should make the process Online and Centralized like the University of Delhi in order to reduce the confusion and burden of filling so many different college forms and making the job of the student easier.In Delhi University a student just chooses all the courses he is interested in pursuing in the online portal After filling the form and Uploading the documents , the registration is over,and an acknowledgement slip and form number will be generated. Take the printout of the acknowledgement slip. Once DU releases the first cut-off, students have to login through their registered ID and select the college in which they wish to get admission and secure admission by going there with their documents. And one has to pay their fees through an online portal. So easy. Similarly, Mumbai University can already use their existing admission portal(which is already accessible by colleges)along with an option pay fees online to streamline admissions across the city and make the job of the student as well as the colleges easier. Syed Shozab Abbas(Student,Ruia College)  

Shozab Abbas
51 supporters
Started 3 days ago

Petition to Archaeological Survey of India, Smt. Sathyabhama, Kozhikode Collector, Kozhikode Corporation, Apostolic Carmel, Apostolic Carmel Congregation, Architects Calicut, Mayor Calicut, MLA Calicut, Alumni St Joseph's AIGHS

Help Stop destruction of 156 year old St. Joseph's AIGHS; Calicut's Heritage Building.

The St. Joseph's building, since 1862, has played an undeniable role in making education attainable and accessible to girl children from all walks of life- par caste and creed. It contains the collective memory of thousands of women and girls , panning almost six generations. It has played alma mater to a large section of Calicut society- ensuring quality education. Keeping that heritage alive is of high importance. Those interested in the demolishing of the building may be of the opinion that it affects the modern outlook of the management or that it is a threat to the safety. Both concerns can be addressed with the right people involved. There is a large Architects Guild active in Calicut that specialises in the restoration and strengthening of historical and heritage buildings. We must be prepared to give them a chance to present their expert opinion and help in this matter. The professors of NIT Architecture Department has make known their availability and great interest in studying the building and presenting their proposal for the same. While it does need work; respected architects who have assessed it generally opine it to to be structurally sound, saying it could be refurbished for less than it would cost to demolish and rebuild. The restoration will only add to the historical value and character of the school. A building that is a 150 years old is and must be considered a wealth to the city it is in. In a world where characterless and soulless skyscrapers and steel-glass embodiments are dime a dozen; buildings like these serve as a place of solace and coolness for the soul and sight. They embody our past and our culture. Caretakers of our colonial architecture and history; the St.Joseph's School and it's many buildings are rich and heavy with these values. I have come to see that the present authorities of Calicut believes and works towards protecting, rehabilitating, revitalizing and celebrating the historic buildings that make our province unique. To conclude, I think preserving building like these is essential because of the collective memories, Calicut and it's people attach to it. Generations are emotionally attached to this school building that they spend a big part of their childhood in. It has had a formative and a positive role to play in all our lives and it will be the saddest day in our lives to see it being pulled down.

Aysha Mahmood
3,361 supporters
Update posted 5 days ago

Petition to Chair Person - National Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chairperson - Karnataka Commission for Protection of Child Rights, Chairperson - Tamil Nadu Commission For Protection of Child Rights, Prime Minister of India, Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

NEET denies equal opportunity for the marginalized children, be it any state. Ban NEET.

NEET or any such entrance examination which give an upper hand to children having access to highly paid coaching institutes is naturally a grave danger to equal opportunities being available for the marginalized section of the society who have limited or no access to such specialized training. Such a scenario, being projected as a mandate to increasing quality of the education thus denied to such section can be nothing but mockery of their capabilities. The death of Anitha is a stark reminder to such truth and I think it is a grave violation of the rights of the child to equal opportunities and equal education. We severely condemn the lack of empathy and rationale on the part of the Central and State Governments to do so. NEET, must by all means vanish. Not only NEET, this raises the same question for all the other examinations that claim to tap quality human resource into the Government workforce or Higher Education. Have such tests been inclusive of the marginalized children is clearly a question brought to the forefront now. As responsible systems, it is our duty to bring this under the scanner and do justice to the departed child.  In addition, the commissions must ensure that enough mechanisms must be put in place to ensure that such injustice does not happen to child petitioners or any children, in the future pushing their tender minds to take such extreme measures.  NEET must go. So, must we reconsider all other such eligibility tests. Equal education and equal opportunities and a correspondingly equal creation of opportunities must be ensured. Tamil Nadu State Commission For Protection of Child Rights must suo motu petition the National Commission, the Government of India and the State Government to assess the issue and do justice to the marginalized children.

657 supporters