They said that it is complete injustice on part of the state to award them minimum marks-35% in each subject. “I don’t think we will be able to get into any professional courses with these marks,” said S Madhu Brahma, an MPC student registered with TOSS.
Students said that many of them were planning to get admissions in BSc, BCom, BA courses, but now it looks like a distant dream.
“Even though there is no cut off for degree admissions, seats are filled by considering marks. When marks are considered, we will be at a receiving end,” said Md Abdul Sarfaraz, a CEC student who wants to seek admission in BA.
SSC students also pointed out that unlike regular students, they were given only minimum marks making it difficult for them to secure an admission at a decent intermediate college. Student leaders said that awarding about 40-45% marks would have made it easy for students during admissions. “Even at intermediate and degree colleges, they have to take leftover seats as they have bare minim marks,” said Venkat Balamuri, president, NSUI. TOSS director S Venkateswara Sharma, meanwhile, said that only 1, 800 out of 35, 000 intermediate students are going to appear for EAMCET.