Mumbai: 25 per cent seats reserved for EWS in school admissions

Withstanding the technical glitches in the online application process which had deterred the admission process, the education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to conduct the first round of seat allocation on February 28.

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As the admission for the economically weaker sections began in Mumbai on February 9, 2017, over 3,000 applications have been received so far.

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Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 25 per cent seats are reserved for the economically weaker sections.

Withstanding the technical glitches in the online application process which had deterred the admission process, the education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has decided to conduct the first round of seat allocation on February 28.

“We plan to hold the first round of lottery on February 28, three days after the last date of application,” said Prakash Charhate, deputy education officer, as reported in Hindustan Times.

Charhate further reiterated that first round of admission will be confirm in four days before the second round of seats allocation.

More on the news:

  • While 9,664 seats are available under the RTE admission last year, only 7,449 seats are available for this year
  • The numbers of schools have gone up to 334 from 317
  • The number of seats in pre-primary sections have also reduced to 1,884 from 3,359
  • Unlike in the previous years, government allowed schools to choose to reserved seats in the pre-primary level and in Class 1
  • Following this, several schools have decided Class 1 as their entry level
  • According to RTE Act, 25 per cent seats are reserved for the economically weaker section to promote free and compulsory education
  • source”cnbc”

Delhi Nursery Admissions 2017: Sell jalebis, instead of nursery seats, says Manish Sisodia

In the middle of admissions, a well-known Delhi school has denied admittance to parents having more than two kids.

Delhi Nursery Admissions 2017: Sell jalebis, instead of nursery seats, says Manish Sisodia

Delhi Nursery Admissions 2017: Sell jalebis, instead of nursery seats, says Manish Sisodia

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Every year, the nursery admissions create a lot of hue and cry.

Following the schedule, this year, the admission process began on January 2 in around 1,400 private schools in Delhi-NCR and is scheduled to close by March 31.

While commenting on the Delhi High Court putting a stay on a city government notification that made it mandatory for private unaided minority schools to admit kids in nursery under the unreserved category and on the basis of neighbourhood criteria, Delhi Education Minister Manish Sisodia on Friday lashed out at private schools in the city, saying those who wanted to ‘sell’ nursery seats should sell ‘jalebis’ instead.

More about government’s nursery admission criteria:

  • With government releasing the notification for 298 private schools, which are built on DDA land, it is mandatory for schools to give priority to applicants who live within 1-6 kilometre radius of the school as their land allotment letters mandate it

Further, the government waived off the management quota, which was 20 per cent last year

Here’s why schools approached the court:

Recently, few schools, including minority institutes, went to the court against the direction, saying it violated their autonomy.

What did the court say?

  • Justice Manmohan said: “This court is of the prima facie view that minority schools are entitled to admit students in their own manner as long as there is no mismanagement.” While granting the interim stay, the court noted that the government cannot interfere in the day-to-day functioning of the minority schools including their right to administer and admit students.
  • Meanwhile, giving a sigh of relief to parents, Sisodia in recent Indian Express report said, “I am fighting for the parents who fall prey to these teaching shops.”
  • source”cnbc”

CBSE NEET UG 2016: Exercise choices and lock seats to be released by 5 pm today at www.mcc.nic.in

CBSE NEET UG 2016: Exercise choices and lock seats by 5 pm today at www.mcc.nic.in

The CBSE NEET online counselling for the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) UG started from August 22.

As per the schedule, the last date to exercise choices and lock seats is today, i.e. August 26, by 5 pm.

Further, the process of seat allotment will be done tomorrow,  August 27.

Yesterday was the last date for main counselling registration, choice filling and indicative seat.

How to exercise choices?

  • Log on to the website, www.mcc.nic.in
  • Click on the tab, ‘Candidates Login’
  • Enter all the required details such as roll number and password
  • Click to log in
  • Follow the instruction given.

Also, the candidates can check the seat matrix and counselling scheme on its official website

As per the Supreme Court’s order, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has constituted a Medical Counselling Committee (MCC) for allotment of 15 per cent All India quota MBBS and BDS seats through centralised counselling this year.

Further, the counselling session would be done in two rounds and the seats will be allotted to aspirants through the central quota in the first phase, while in the second phase, through state quota.

The two-phased counselling will be held in Uttar Pradesh (UP) because the Akhilesh Yadav government adopted NEET in state medical colleges unlike many states.

Earlier, the CBSE had conducted National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) 2016 in two phases: first phase (AIPMT) on May 1 and NEET Phase 2 on July 24.
As per the official data, around 7, 31,223 candidates had appeared for the examination.

Important dates:

  • Exercising of choices and locking: August 26 (up to 5 pm)
  • Declaration of result (Round 1): August 28
  • Reporting at the allotted medical/dental college against Round 1: August 29 to September 3
  • Exercising of choices and locking (Round 2): September 9 to September 10
  • Process of seat allotment (Round 2): September 11
  • Declaration of results (Round 2): September 12
  • Reporting at the allotted medical/dental college against Round 2: September 13 to September 20
  • Transfer of vacant seats to state quota: September 20

Important note:  If any student fails to make a choice of seat, the last choices filled by him/her would be automatically locked.

source”gsmarena”