After facing flack for the hurried online system for junior college admissions and the proposed 90:10 admission system, Chief Minister Ashok Chavan has asked the school education department to put all decisions related to admission procedures on the fast track.
In a review meeting of the education department on Wednesday, Chavan said: “Everyone should be informed in advance about the admission process and care should be taken so that there will be no technical fault in the admission process. Also, equalisation of admission process for SSC, CBSE and ICSE students should be considered.” Minister of School Education Balasaheb Thorat attended the meeting.
Last year, the school education department has proposed a 90:10 admission system, wherein 90 per cent seats in colleges would be reserved for state board students leaving the rest for students of other boards — CBSE, ICSE and IB.
This year, the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education has proposed the option of ‘best of five’. This means, students will be allowed to choose five of the six subjects for examinations. But English and Marathi will be compulsory.