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Govt schools witness long queues

A day after the final merit list for admission to Class 11 was announced, government schools witnessed a rush of candidates for submitting their fees. The new session will begin on Friday.
By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON JUL 03, 2014 12:56 PM IST

A day after the final merit list for admission to Class 11 was announced, government schools witnessed a rush of candidates for submitting their fees. The new session will begin on Friday.

All leading senior secondary schools witnessed long queues. GMSSS-16 principal Anujit Kaur said that nearly 70% seats across streams had already been filled on the first day of submission of fees.

“Despite the rains, students kept pouring in. When entertained them even beyond the time allotted for the process,” she said.

Thursday is the last day for submission of school fees. Fees must be submitted during school hours.On Tuesday, the education department allotted nearly 12,000 of the 12,500 seats for grabs.

Details of the allotment are uploaded on the department’s website. Officials also said that some seats in the reserved categories were not allocated due to lack of response, while some others remained vacant in rural schools.

The vacant seats would now be filled in the second counselling, scheduled from July 16 to 26. The department also plans to hold a third round from August 13to 26 for seats that remain vacant after the second round.

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