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Going the extra mile for their wards

THEIR ROLE: During admissions, parents are worried as much as their children are. - Photo: S. Subramanium

They are busy

As soon as May begins, parents are busy collecting application forms from various schools / colleges. They want their wards to be admitted in the best institution.

I ECE, Karpagam College of Engineering.

A tightrope walk

Admission for the child is a tightrope walk for a parent. At the initial stages, they vouch for admitting them into the best school by every possible means. The higher secondary examination marks are indicative of what course a student can get into. The parents prepare their wards to accept the verdict.

Rakshita Sreenivasan
Karpagam College of Engineering.


Admission is a real test for the parents because transforming a child into a good individual depends on the educational institution.

Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College

Dramatic pursuit

Getting an admission has become a very dramatic pursuit, particularly for the best seats. Parents play an important role in moulding their children's career. Most of them succeed in doing a good job, even if they have to face mountains of problems.

I B.E. (CSE)
SNS College of Technology

Right choice

Yes, most of the Indian parents shoulder the great responsibility of deciding the future of their children. So to make a right lifetime choice from among the innumerable options puts them in a critical state.

I B. Tech (IT)
SNS College of Technology

They relax

As board exams and entrance exams are on, none is as tensed as are parents, though it is their wards writing the exams. Parents relax only after their wards get admitted into the course of their choice.

I B.E. (ECE),
Government College of Technology.

Mental strain

Admission is an acid test to parents. The suffering and mental strain of parents and students is immeasurable.
T.N. Navin
I B. Tech (IT), SNS College of Technology.


Yes, admission nowadays is a litmus test for all parents. Especially, for those who belongs to middle and low income groups. Now-a-days, the schools and colleges are seeking donation. In Coimbatore even for LKG they are demanding donation of Rs. 25,000, apart from monthly fees. Moreover, they are giving admission only if the children's parents are educated. The parents have to wait for days and months for getting admission. Will the uneducated parents' dream of making their children literate become true?

1 B.Com,
Avinashilingam Deemed University.

Through money

Admissions in many premier schools are done only through money or a recommendation letter. Nowadays admission is not a process with an entrance test that evaluates a child. Many middle class families find it difficult to put their kids in good schools.

N. Sanjeev Kumar,
III B. Tech (IT),
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College.

Plight of the uneducated

It's not only a test but also the duty of parents to get admission for their children in good schools. Nowadays influence and money power determine the admission process. Parents are under pressure in such circumstances.

Uneducated families find great difficulty in getting admission because some schools demand that the parents also should be at least graduates.

III B.Tech (IT),
Sri Ramakrishna Engineering College.

Laborious task

Admissions prove critical to parents also. They spend enormous time, energy and money in trying to get their wards admitted to the desired colleges in the most sought after courses.

B.Tech(IT), I Year,
SNS College of Technology.

A battlefield

After the scrapping of CET, it has become a battlefield of competition for all the students. This would pay way for admission in reputed college. The parents can now relax.

SNS College Of Technology.

Fee structure

In my view admission is a litmus test only for parents. They strive hard to educate their children in premier institutions.

To admit a child, even at a pre-KG level, the parents need to pay heavy donation and compulsory school conveyance and has to undergo tough interview more than the child. So a child from a poor family is not able to get educated in a good institution.

Above all, for a decent school, the fees structure is so high that even middle class or upper middle class parents are not able to meet the educational expenditure.

Hence definitely admissions squeeze out the parents physically, mentally and also financially.


Definitely nervous

Though it is the students who seek admission, our parents are definitely nervous.

G. Shobana,
I B.E. (ECE),
Avinashilingam Deemed University.

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