Over two lakh apply for 1 lakh seats beneath RTE admissions


AS THE software course of for admissions accomplished beneath the Proper to Schooling (RTE) Act got here to an finish, the info confirmed that the variety of purposes obtained are greater than double of the accessible seats in colleges throughout Maharashtra.

This 12 months, there are a complete of 9,088 colleges collaborating within the RTE admissions throughout the state providing 1,02,022 seats. Whereas purposes in search of admissions for these seats stood at 2,85,326. Within the Mumbai district, there are 6,481 seats can be found for admissions in 343 colleges, however the whole variety of purposes submitted stood at 15,659.

Nonetheless, there may be nonetheless no readability on when the lottery course of will start to allot seats primarily based on which oldsters can verify the admissions of their kids. In aid to folks, this 12 months a complete of three possibilities will likely be given to substantiate admission for the allotted seats. Contemplating vital migration throughout the pandemic interval, this facility is launched; whereby as soon as the seat is allotted via a lottery, if a mother or father is unable to achieve the respective college inside a given deadline, two extensions will likely be allowed.

“This 12 months, a strict course of goes to be adopted to confirm the paperwork submitted by mother and father for RTE admissions. And if any doc is discovered solid, motion will likely be taken. That is launched after receiving a number of complaints about mother and father submitting false paperwork to point out that they belong to economically weaker sections of society,” mentioned an official from the training division.

There’s a marginal lower within the variety of seats this 12 months, because the variety of colleges collaborating within the RTE admissions course of has dropped to 9,088 colleges from 9,432 final 12 months.

The faculties attribute the drop to a delay in reimbursement by the federal government for expenditure accomplished for the RTE seats.

Underneath the RTE Act, 25 per cent of whole seats in personal colleges are reserved for youngsters coming from underprivileged backgrounds. The state authorities holds a centralised admission course of for these seats and the identical are allotted via a lottery system.


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