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BMC schools to set up 75 help centres for online admissions

Though the online junior college admission process promises to make the procedure simpler for Class 10 students, those from the economically weaker section are wary of using it. To aid such students, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be setting up 75 help centres. Yashshri Soman & Serena Menon report.

india Updated: Jun 24, 2009 01:25 IST

Though the online junior college admission process promises to make the procedure simpler for Class 10 students, those from the economically weaker section are wary of using it.

To aid such students, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) will be setting up 75 help centres.

Domestic help Sona Rajput’s (38) daughter gave her Class 10 exam from a civic school in Borivli.

Rajput said. “Taking the admission process online for someone who doesn’t even know how to read and write will just push us further away from the drive to keep our children studying.”

Deputy Municipal Commissioner for BMC schools, Chandrashekhar Rokde met state education minister Radhakrishna Vikhe-Patil at Mantralaya on Monday and decided that provisions for students without any exposure to the Internet was required.

The help centres will also aid students from other boards.

“We are already training teachers to assist the students,” said Rokde.

Though the website http://fyjc.org.in/mumbai is bilingual (Marathi and English), Abba-Rao Jadhav, education officer for BMC schools said provisions for other vernaculars have been made.

“Once the municipal students key in their roll numbers, their details will show up, then the teachers will help them enter the information,” he said.