The first day of the HSC board exam, scheduled for the month of February-March 2014 belongs to the crashed website. Schools and Colleges tried their heart out to upload students' form online, but most of them didn't taste the success.
The website was functional from 27th November, but when schools and colleges tried uploading forms of the students, either they couldn't upload all the forms or couldn't log on to the website. Some colleges were not even informed or communicated that the website was functional.
"Not only did we have trouble logging on, but the website kept crashing. Now we will have to repeat this process all over again tomorrow and hope there will be no more delays," says principal of school at Goregaon, Mumbai.
With state board making the whole registration procedure online, upsets many school principals. "The manual process was very comfortable but with online registrations, we are struggling to finish work", principal added.
The process includes filling of forms with information of students including their photographs and signature. The state education department of school and colleges also conducted one workshop in which a software was provided to the representatives of the institutes to fill the form offline.
"We were told to keep the form ready in the batches of 30-40 each and upload the batches once the website is functional. However, there has been no circular informing us that the website is ready as of now," says Jitendra Dalvi, administration officer at St. Andrew's College at Bandra.
Mumbai division board chairman, Laxmikant Pande, confirmed the website was functional and some institutes face problems on the first day. "If all colleges in the state attempt to upload forms on the first day itself, problems will occur. We have informed the institutes to upload only a few forms a day. Institutes have time till 7th December, for the process," says Pande.