5,357 students in district lucky to get seats under RTE in very first round

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 14 Mar 2018 09:51:11


Staff Reporter,

Students can get admission between March 14 and 24

As many as 5,357 students were allotted seats in different schools in Nagpur district on Tuesday in the first admission round under 25 per cent reservation for children belonging to economically backward category under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

The students who were allotted admissions in the first round have been told to confirm their seats between March 14 to 24, education officials Dipendra Lokhande said to The Hitavada.

The lottery for admissions was drawn by the small kids in presence of MLC Nago Ganar, Deputy Director of Education Anil Pardhi and Education Officer Dipendra Lokhande at TBRAN’s Mundle High School, South Ambazari Road on Monday morning.

On Monday evening, National Informatics Centre (NIC) received the mail from district education department for the details of the draw. After receiving the details, NIC conducted the student's selection process on Tuesday and till the evening selected candidates have received confirmation SMSes on their registered mobile numbers.
In Nagpur district, as many as 23,631 applications were filed for 6,985 seats from 662 schools. Nagpur had the second highest number of applications after Pune from the entire state.

Preference will be given to the students who reside in the range of 600m-1km, followed by those within 2-3 km radius. Bhavans BP Vidya Mandir, Shrikrishna Nagar, has received the maximum 2,242 applications this year.
The process of admission for the RTE began on February 10 in the state through online system. The admissions are being conducted for pre-primary and standard I in private unaided schools.

A government resolution issued earlier this year stated that schools refusing to admit students under RTE will be immediately de-recognised and further action will be taken against them as per the law.

The statement added that, schools cannot reject admission based on mistakes like spelling errors in the names of students in the online application form, it said. Schools will collect the required documents from parents, use them to fill forms while submitting the information to the education officer.

The first school allotted to a child will remain final and if a parent fails to secure admission within the stipulated time, the admission will be cancelled and the child will not be allowed to take part in further rounds, the schedule said.
Pune has received highest 42,080 applications for 16,436 seats in the State while 933 schools are eligible for RTE admissions. Aurangabad (11,110), Mumbai (10,602) and Nashik (10,407) are the districts other than Pune and Nagpur who also received applications above 10,000.

Thane district had the highest 16,594 vacancies for RTE but it received only 12,658 applications which is 3,936 less than the vacancies. Total 640 schools are eligible for RTE admissions in Thane. Similarly, Ahmadnagar (seats 5367, applications 4621); Gadchiroli (897, 714);Kolhapur (3501, 1455); Nandurbar (479, 356); Palghar (3702, 741); Ratnagiri (943, 370); Sangli (2301, 1126); Satara (2463, 1496); Sindhudurg (431, 147); Solapur (3697, 3553) and Washim (1173, 1148) also received less number of applications than eligible seats in Maharashtra.