Nagpur: The admission process for the Academic Session of 2015-16 under the Right to Education (RTE) will begin from the first week of February 2015. This time the admissions will be on-line. This was informed by State Director of Education (Primary) Pune Mahavir Mane. He conveyed the same to the Primary Education Officer Kishore Chaudhary and other officials through Video-Conferencing.
Till date, many officials of the education department and students and parents were apprehensive if the admission under RTE will be on-line or not. With the delay in directions and decisions from the government, scholars were of the opinion that the HSC examinations are beginning from February 21, 2015 while the SSC Examination are set to begin from March 3, 2015 and the Principals and Headmasters will be busy in preparation of conducting the examinations. In such a situation the process of admission in on-line format will not be possible.
If sources are to be believed, the scheduled admissions in most of the small or big private schools are already completed in the month of December. Now these schools will have to restart the admission process under Right to Education. Many opined that the RTE should have been scheduled in the month of December. It is now mandatory for schools to admit at least 25% students from poor and economically weaker sections of the society. This is made mandatory to ensure that even poor students get an opportunity to study in reputed schools.
Centres to be opened
According to information, the Education Department will have to open several Centres to complete the admission process in on-line format. For this schools will have to provide information to the Education Department about the 25% reserved seats. In this order, for the first time in Nagpur, the on-line admissions are going to take place in the first week of February.
Admissions under RTE will be beneficial to students. There will be transparency in the admissions claimed Mahammed Shaheed Sharif of the RTE Action Committee.