Mumbai | RTE admission: BMC holds third lottery for needy students

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC’s) education department on Wednesday conducted the third lottery for students from the Economically Weaker Section for the 25% quota admission under the Right to Education Act. After the first and second lotteries, so far, 2,423 students have got confirmed admission.

In the first lottery held on April 20, 3,411 students got selected for 6,561 seats. Out of the selected ones, 2,050 got admission.

In the second lottery held on July 4, out of the 1,618 students selected, only 373 got through.

The total number of seats in pre-primary schools is 3,359; Std I seats in 317 schools are 6,305. Out of the 317, 274 are state board schools and 43 of other boards.

Nearly 68 schools, in which there were 1,618 seats, received zero application. After the third lottery, the dates for admissions in the allotted schools are from August 26 to September 5. Parents will have to take a printout of the allotment letter from their application login and go to the allotted schools with original documents.

Source : dna

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