Around 20 English-medium Secondary School Certificate (SSC) schools in Mumbai will soon add classes 11 and 12. The government has approved the proposals submitted by these schools, said a government official, who did not wish to be named.
In June, the government had invited proposals from schools that wished to open junior college sections.
"The number of proposals we have received and approved will not significantly increase the number of junior college seats students can vie for," said a government official. On June 9, the state had issued an order inviting proposals from schools to add junior college sections. The GR suggested that the process would be expedited so that there would be more junior college seats available for students in this academic year. At the time the government officials had also pointed out that it would thus become easier for students to complete their education at a single stretch.
On Day eight of junior college admissions, the online admission process continued to proceed smoothly, with nearly two lakh students submitting their forms until Friday evening, that is 75 per cent of those who passed class 10 in the city.
“We had expected a small amount of problems, but nothing of the sort has happened," said an official. “We have managed to successfully ensure the applications of a number of students equivalent to the population of a small country.”