Palak Mayaramka, who got 94% in CBSE class 12 exam from a city based school, is now planning to shift to Delhi for graduation. She is one of many students whose academic plans have been affected by the recent disturbances in Rajasthan.
Worried over the recent incidents of violence and the ongoing Gujjar stalemate, a large number of students, including some toppers, are thinking about migrating to other cities for graduation and other higher studies.
Sharing her plans with TOI, Palak said she is not alone and at least 10 of her friends are leaving for Delhi within the next two days to seek admission in various courses in Delhi University.
Students are really confused about what to do because Gujjars have held the whole administrative machinery to ransom," she said, adding that she has to reach Delhi by Thursday as her chartered accountant exam is scheduled on June 8.
Topper of St. Xavier's School, Abhinav Agarwal, who secured 95.6% marks in CBSE, said though he got selected in IIT-JEE, his fellow students are not willing to take admission in Rajasthan. "Students who have come to city for coaching do not want to take admission in universities or engineering colleges of the state," he said.
Abhinav said his friends are worried about safety and security. "If the problem continues for long, students would definitely go to Delhi or other universities," he said.
Yet another CBSE topper, Raunaq Jain, who scored 97% in Class 12, said incidents like serial blasts and Gujjar agitation posed problem for students, who have just passed out. "I know I will take admission either in Delhi or Mumbai. Similar are the views of few of my friends,'' he said.
According to a senior faculty, there is nothing unusual if students are in a dilemma about which university to join, after such incidents of violence and that they should discuss the issue threadbare with their parents and seniors before taking a decision.