RTE Admissions: Over 14,132 Applications For 7,069 Seats

In 2019, out of a total 1,24,530 students who were allotted seats, 76,909 completed their admission procedure in 9,195 schools in Maharashtra.

RTE Admissions: Over 14,132 Applications For 7,069 Seats
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As a part of the Right To Education (RTE) Act, underprivileged students can study at private unaided schools for free. However, the seats that are available under this scheme are limited. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has received over  14,132 applications against 7,069 seats in the RTE Act. There are 367 schools in Mumbai and these 7,069 seats are available across all these schools. The lottery will decide who gets the seat. BMC will be sending an SMS by March 20 to the ones that are selected. 

As the number of applicants for RTE have been increasing gradually every year, the parents feel that the BMC should also increase the number of seats. In 2019, out of a total 1,24,530 students who were allotted seats, 76,909 completed their admission procedure in 9,195 schools in Maharashtra. 

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The BMC is also planning to conduct a lottery system for its newly-introduced CBSE curriculum. Its 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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