While the registration of city schools for 25 per cent quota admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act began on Monday (February 16), most institutions were two days late and registered only on Wednesday, claimed BMC officials.
The admission process was started earlier this year to prevent a repeat of last year, when the admissions were delayed, much to the inconvenience of parents. The process of registration will go on till Saturday (February 21), so that schools have the time to fill up their details like age criteria for admission, entry level and number of seats available among others on the website. This process will help parents of prospective students find a school which is closest to their home when they later apply for admission online.
On Wednesday, a BMC education official claimed on condition of anonymity, “The website was not starting in the morning. But in the afternoon it was running smoothly. The registration started on February 16, but most schools registered today (Wednesday). Schools should register on time so that there is no last-minute rush that could lead to the website crashing and causing further problems.”
“There is enough of time for schools to do their registration and since this time the central government has recommended an organization like the National Informatics Centre (NIC) to handle process, we believe it will take place more smoothly this year,” she added.
The filling of online admission forms under the RTE quota starts on February 23 and ends on March 7.
All schools except minority unaided institutions have to take in students under the RTE quota.