Admissions under RTE begin in Mandya; 2,735 seats up for grabs

Parents still unhappy about online submission; BEOs to assist

Admissions for children under Right to Education (RTE) Act for the academic year 2017-18 has gained momentum as the process began in Mandya on February 15.

The number of admissions this year, as compared to last year, has been increased by 147 in the district. The Education department, which had announced that admissions would begin from January 15, had to postpone the admission date due to various reasons.

Last year, as online applications and ward-wise admissions were made mandatory, more than 700 seats were left vacant. Parents are of the opinion that if the RTE concept is publicised in a proper way, most seats can be filled up during this academic
year. The department is gearing up for queries once submission of online applications begins.

 According to sources while the number of admissions were 2,588 for LKG and first standard during the last academic year, this year it has been increased to 2,735 seats providing an opportunity for 147 more students to benefit from the RTE quota.

Those applying for the seat through online system should attach a photograph of the student, birth certificate, Aadhaar card of the student and the parents, caste and income certificates.

In case there is no Aadhaar or Voter ID card, a receipt of the application should be enclosed.

As per norms, a student should have completed three years and 10 months by June 1 to be eligible to apply for LKG under RTE for the year 2017. Similarly, a child should be above five years and 10 months of age to apply for first standard. The applications can be submitted at the district Revenue office, Atalji Sneha Kendra or their respective ward offices. While the names of the applicants of the respective wards are considered during the first round, the applicants from surrounding areas will be considered during the second round of admission.

Block Education Officer (South) Mahadev said interested parents can avail the required details from their respective BEOs. Shiva- madappa, DDPI, Mandya, said that the department has made necessary arrangements to receive online applications under RTE.

If parents have any doubts they can contact the authorities, he said.
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