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RTE: Edu dept gears up for 2nd round of admission in Indore

With only 12.5% of total seats reserved at private schools in Indore district under Right To Education (RTE) Act after the first round of admission, the school education department is gearing up for the second phase of admission.

education Updated: Aug 30, 2016 12:28 IST
Guardians allege that faulty verification procedures by “casual and rude” officials have led to vacancies after first round of admission.
Guardians allege that faulty verification procedures by “casual and rude” officials have led to vacancies after first round of admission.(HT file photo)

With only 12.5% of total seats reserved at private schools in Indore district under Right To Education (RTE) Act after the first round of admission, the school education department is gearing up for the second phase of admission.

The first phase of admission under RTE Act started on July 19 and continued till August 27 when over 5,500 students got admitted in different privates schools. In Indore district, 18,689 applicants have been registered for admission against 43,655 reserved seats at 1,463 private schools under the act.

With maximum number of registration from Indore, school education department officials anticipated that 40-50% of the total seats will be occupied in the first phase. But guardians allege that faulty verification procedures by “casual and rude” officials have led to vacancies.

Indore district project coordinator Akshay Singh Rathore said, “This year, we received over 18,689 registration forms. Out of these, seats were allotted to more than 13,800 applicants through random centralised lottery system. During verification, around 7,200 applicants were found eligible for admission. As around 25% of students did not get admission in schools of their own choice, they decided to try their luck in the second round.”

“In the second phase, we will entertain over 6,500 applicants, including 1,700 those who did not take admission in the first phase and over 4,800 applicants who failed to bag a seat,” added Rathore.

As per the schedule of the second phase declared by the department, the National Information Centre will display information regarding vacant seats at different schools on August 31. Thereafter, applicants of the first round can submit forms between August 1 and 5. Guardians must mention names of at least three schools for the purpose of admission.

The department will allot seats to applicants through random lottery on August 8 while verification of documents will done from August 9.