Over 19,000 apply for 13,570 Class 11 seats at Chandigarh’s government schools

Updated on Aug 10, 2022 03:15 AM IST

As per data shared by the Chandigarh education department, 21,367 students registered for admission in Class 11 online, of which, 19,271 submitted application forms

Over 19,000 students applied for Class 11 seats at Chandigarh’s government schools, up from 18,703 last session. (HT File)
Over 19,000 students applied for Class 11 seats at Chandigarh’s government schools, up from 18,703 last session. (HT File)
ByRajanbir Singh, Chandigarh

Over 19,000 students have staked claim for the 13,570 Class-11 seats at Chandigarh’s government schools as the online portal for submitting application forms was closed on Tuesday evening.

As per data shared by the UT education department, 21,367 students registered online, of which, 19,271 submitted application forms. The portal remained open till 5.30 pm on Tuesday.

The figure marked an uptick from previous years as in the 2021-2022 session, 18,703 students had applied for admission through the online portal. In 2020, 14,723 students had applied, while the figure stood at 18,575 in 2019.

While in previous years, the deadline for the application process was extended by a couple of days, the number of admission forms received by the department did now allow for the same this year, as per UT director, school education, Harsuhinder Pal Singh Brar.

“Counselling will be held to ensure that everyone gets a fair chance,” he said.

Meanwhile, elaborating on the increasing number of students applying to government schools, Brar said, “While the quality of education in government schools is a factor, the low fees charged by government schools for the senior classes is also favourable for many people who have struggled financially amid the lockdowns.”

The list indicating allotment of schools and streams will be released on August 19 soon after a provisional list is put out on August 12, giving students time till August 14 to file any objections. Classes are expected to commence on August 23.

There will be a second counselling for students as well, but the date will be announced later by the department.

As per the prospectus uploaded on the website of the UT education department, there are 3,080 seats available in both the science streams, 1,980 in commerce and 6,720 for humanities. For vocational courses there are 1,790 seats across 42 government senior secondary schools in the city.

While stream-wise data for this will be prepared when the department brings out the final merit list, in 2021 of the 18,703 total applications, 9,738 students had applied for humanities, 4,188 students had picked medical or non-medical, 2,601 students had chosen commerce and 2,176 students had gone for vocational courses.

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