The Free Press Journal
RTE Admission: City schools inundated with applications for vacant seats
This year, 23,978 applications were submitted for 6,481 vacancies, with 15,659 of them being confirmed
The Right to Education (RTE) admission registration period for parents to complete the application form for the academic year 2022-23 has ended. Under RTE admission 2022, 25 per cent of seats in reputed private schools in primary sections to Class 8 are reserved for students from financially distressed families.
This year, 23,978 applications were submitted for 6,481 vacancies, with 15,659 of them being confirmed and the remainder being unconfirmed. This year, instead of three phases, a lottery for admission will be drawn in a single phase. For the remaining candidates, a waiting list would be created.
The administration will complete the admission procedure by September 30, 2022, to avoid any academic loss to students. A total of 343 schools in Mumbai, including BMC (state board) and DYD (boards like CBSE and ICSE; 61 schools), are registered for the RTE.
Education department officials will soon take a decision on the lottery round for students from all over Maharashtra. Mumbai’s BMC education inspector Vaishali Wavekar said, “As per the rule, for the next three days, the department will analyse the application forms and cancel out the duplicate ones.”
Those on the second waiting list will be offered seats if students selected in the lottery round do not take them.
Officials also clarified that students’ names on a waiting list does not guarantee admission.