BMC May Consider Online Lottery For CBSE Seats

BMC had decided to conduct a lottery system in front of the parents between March 26 to March 28 but amid the coronavirus outbreak, it was postponed to April. Civic officials are now planning to conduct an online lottery system.

BMC May Consider Online Lottery For CBSE Seats
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The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) first Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE) and Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools will be at Mumbai Public School (MPS) school at Woollen Mill in Mahim and Poonam Nagar School in Jogeshwari respectively. As the BMC has received over 2,154 applicants for 320 seats for its CBSE school, it has decided to opt for a lottery system. 

BMC had decided to conduct a lottery system in front of the parents between March 26 to March 28 but amid the coronavirus outbreak, it was postponed to April. Civic officials are now planning to conduct an online lottery system. BMC Education officer Mahesh Palkar stated that to avoid a mass gathering in the current scenario they might conduct the lottery online. 

Notably, for ICSE, there were 343 applicants for 320 seats. Parents of the students who are opting for ICSE and CBSE curriculum are being counselled by the teachers about the curriculum.   

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In the BMC budget that was presented on February 4, there was no separate allocation of budget for the ICSE and CBSE schools. However, BMC stated that there will be no new intakes of teachers for ICSE and CBSE curriculum and 20 BMC school teachers will be shortlisted for rigorous training.  Joint Municipal Commissioner of BMC Ashutosh Salil stated that the teachers will be assessed for their English language and teaching skills. These teachers will also have to clear a written exam. Of these, a selected few would qualify for the interview. Finally, only 12 teachers will be selected to teach in Wollen Mill school and Poonam Nagar school. The training for the teachers will be free of cost, however, whether their salary will be increased or no is yet uncertain. 

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