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Maharashtra extends deadline to apply for Right to Education seats till March 2

Applications for online admissions to RTE seats started on February 9 but many parents complained that they were unable to fill the forms properly as they didn’t receive proper guidance.

mumbai Updated: Feb 25, 2017 22:12 IST
Puja Pednekar
Applications for online admissions to RTE seats started on February 9 but many parents complained that they were unable to fill the forms properly as they didn’t receive proper guidance.
Applications for online admissions to RTE seats started on February 9 but many parents complained that they were unable to fill the forms properly as they didn’t receive proper guidance.(HT file photo)

Students aspiring for seats under the Right to Education (RTE) quota, reserved for economically and socially weaker sections, can fill in their online applications till March 2.

The state’s education department on Saturday extended the deadline to apply for admissions across Maharashtra.

Till Saturday evening, 6,667 students from Mumbai had applied for the 8,593 seats available across 334 unaided, non-minority schools. These schools have to provide free education to eligible students from Classes 1 to 8 under the RTE Act, 2009. Their fees are reimbursed by the government later.

“The deadline was supposed to end on Saturday but the education director told us to extend the deadline till March 2 so that those people who might have missed out on the opportunity before can apply now,” said Mahesh Palkar, education officer, Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), which conducts the online admission process for RTE seats.

Applications for online admissions to RTE seats started on February 9 but many parents complained that they were unable to fill the forms properly as they didn’t receive proper guidance. Some of the parents also claimed that some of the guidance centres, set up to help in form-filling, were not operational.

The number of seats available under the RTE has increased from 7,449 at the start of the admission round to 8,593 as seats in some of the schools were added later.

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