MUMBAI: After over a 20 day delay, the online applications for admissions for the 25% seats reserved under the Right to Education Act, 2009 will start today (Thursday). The online applications will be open up to April 15.
The RTE admissions allow students from economically backward sections to seek free education in non-minority, unaided schools. The application for the RTE seats had been delayed after school registration, the phase one of the admission process was delayed due to technical glitches.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) which conducts the admission process has received registrations from a total of 316 schools, four more as compared to last year. Of these, 272 schools are affiliated to the Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education.
Parents can sign up at rte25admission.maharashtra.gov.in and fill application forms. The BMC has also set up 36 help centres to assist parents in the process.
Source : The Times of India