Getting college admission is a challenge here: CSI School for the Deaf is helping outgoing students


lockdownCSI School for the Deaf in San Thome is doing all it can to help its students who passed the Class 12 exams to get college admissions – and have to do this online now.

Although, the school has been helping its outgoing students with college admissions every year,  this year, the staff here are faced with some challenges due to new regulations.

Says James Albert, headmaster of the school, “Out of 27 students in Class 12, 23 passed this year’s 12th state Board exams. However, as all of them are now in their native places, we are finding it difficult to get their details, required for online college admissions. We are trying our best to get them admitted into colleges.”

Most of the students of this school are from middle and lower-middle-class families. “Their parents are odd job workers. Some students grow under single parents. Hence, it’s our responsibility to get these children ahead in life,” the headmaster says.

He says he has appointed three teachers to help students with online college admissions, this year. “The teachers call every student to get their details. They also get soft copies of required certificates via WhatsApp. Then, as per the student’s subject of choice, they send online applications to colleges on the student’s behalf.”

At present, he says they are applying to all colleges that have quota for the physically challenged / hearing impaired.

“We have already submitted applications for some girls at Dr MGR Janaki College, Sathyabama University and Presidency College. We will somehow get all students admitted into colleges this year too, ” he says with some optimism.

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