Frontlist | Mumbai’s RTE seats down to 6,463

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For the upcoming tutorial 12 months, seats reserved below the Right to Education Act of 2009 in metropolis’s personal faculties are down to 6,463 from 7,202 final 12 months. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) started accepting on-line purposes for the seats on Wednesday.

All unaided, non-minority faculties within the state should reserve 25% of its seats on the entry-stage for college students from economically and socially weaker sections. These admissions are performed by way of a centralised on-line course of by the BMC in Mumbai.

Out of the full seats in 352 faculties within the metropolis, 5981 are for sophistication I college students and solely 482 are in pre-major part. Officials from the BMC mentioned the full seats had diminished this 12 months as a number of faculties modified their entry stage. “The government reimburses for the education of students only from class I. For the same reason, a lot of schools have changed their entry level to class I. However, these schools had admitted kids in the junior kg two years ago who have been promoted to class I this year and hence they aren’t any vacancies,” mentioned the official.

Applications might be accepted on the admissions portal up to March 21. Last 12 months, over 14,000 college students utilized for seats below the quota, however it translated solely into 3,500 admissions. “There is awareness among parents about the admission process but and hence we get a lot of applications, but everyone is selective about the school they wish to admit their child in. Some schools get applications more than seats and some get zero applications. The demand-supply mismatch results in a lot of students not getting a seat under the quota,” mentioned the official.

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Source:Times of India

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