BMC yet to commence 2nd round of admissions as 580 seats under RTE quota still vacant

admissions in brihanmumbai municipal corporation schoolsThe academic session began in June 2015 for Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation operated schools. Now even after three months, BMC is still in state of dilemma and not able to go ahead with second round of admissions for those seats that were reserved under RTE 2009 as a total of 580 admissions are still pending from first round.

Even after BMC has kept admissions open, 1200 out of total of 2593 applicants did not get admissions. It was also said that, the number of students admitted had touched 1462. As per the statement by a BMC official, the admissions have reached maximum level and there wont be any further admissions from first round.

State government officials stood firm in their view and spoke about round two admissions. They said that, round two admissions cannot start unless round one admissions were fully completed. According to Dinakar Temkar, Deputy Director of Education, there was no update from schools for 580 admissions. He also spoke about the uncertainty regarding the admission and said that he was not clear whether it was schools denying the admissions or parents not approaching the concerned school authorities regarding admissions.

He further added that, round two admissions would be carried out after the pending admissions are cleared. It should be noted that, round two is important for the students who could not get a seat at the first round itself.

There were some instances where students were forced to join other schools by paying some amount for the seats as the delay in admissions gave them no other chance except opting for the paid seats. Earlier, different level entry was cited as reason for schools denying admissions to the students. Mr Dinakar Temkar said that High Court judgement was awaited for the dual-entry case.

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