Karnataka: Online applications for RTE seats a hit

Inspite of technical hindrances, online application submission process introduced to apply for 25 per cent reserved seats in private schools (except minority) under Right of Education Act for the academic year 2015-16, has proved a success.

In the first ten days, from January 18 to 28, more than 43, 753 applications have been submitted online in the State. February 19 will be the last date for online submission of the applications.

Several classes

According to Department of Public Instruction sources, in ten days 22,498 applications have been submitted for pre-primary (LKG) and 21, 255 applications for Class one. Among 34 districts, Bengaluru North tops with 10,665 applications (4,650 LKG, 6,015 Class one), followed by Bengaluru South with 7,723 applications (3,617 LKG, 4,106 Class one), Bellary with 2,474 applications (751 LKG, 1,723 Class one) and Mysuru with 2,131 applications (1,368 LKG, 763 Class one).

In Dakshina Kannada 238 members have been applied (54 LKG, 184 Class one), 634 in Udupi (622 LKG, 12 Class one) and 180 applications have been uploaded in Kodagu (133 LKG, 47 Class one).
The online system has received good response in North Karnataka as well.

However, Sirsi (22) and Uttara Kannada (39) are yet to reach three digit mark.

Information on website

“There was a problem in submission of application at the beginning which has been solved now. We have not received any call from parents about the inconvenience. They can apply for the seats off-line also; however they should enter the information online with original documents. Information has been provided in the department website- www.schooleducation.kar.nic.in, under ‘instructions’,” a department staff told Deccan Herald.

For the verification of the applications, sometimes problem occurs during the ‘login’ stage, he added.

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