Class 10 (SSLC) and 12 (PUC-II) students of Karnataka are in a fix: they don't have their results yet, but several colleges have already started admissions for Class 11 (PUC-I) and undergraduate (UG) courses.
To add to their woes, many are charging booking fees without issuing receipts.
Both are illegal, but the education department isn't being able to act due to lack of evidence.
'Last year, had received complaints, initiated action'
"This is why we've advanced calendar of events this year. Last year, we had received complaints against some colleges and even initiated actions. PU colleges have to stick to the calendar and in case of violation, parents/public can file complaints," said Shikha, director, PUE department.