855 seats in 87 private schools under RTE quota in Kodagu

A total of 855 seats in 87 private schools are available under the Right to Education (RTE) quota in Kodagu district. The last date for submitting applications for admission during 2017-18 is March 31.

Under RTE Act, 25% of the seats are reserved for children hailing from SC/ST and other backward classes. The online submission of applications has commenced and RTE Helplines have been set up in all the three BEO offices in the district.

To enrol for LKG, the child should have completed three years 10 months, and to enrol for first standard, the child should have completed five years 10 months.

The annual income of the parents should not exceed Rs 3.5 lakh for Other Backward Classes. There is no annual income restriction for category 1, SC/ST communities.

State government has relaxed the norm for admission to schools under RTE Act. Parents seeking admission for their children under the RTE quota can now apply to any school in the place of their residence. Till now, the admission under this quota was restricted only to neighbourhood schools.

Of the 25% seats, 7.5% is reserved for SC students and 1.5% for ST students and the remaining for general merit and minority students.

To help parents, a helpline and help desk has been set up at DDPI office in Madikeri. For details, contact 9900457040 or 9945742445. Parents can visit the website http://schooleducation.kar.nic.in and click pincode-based locality and school search-RTE 2017 link to apply. After submitting the pincode and name of the locality, parents will get a list of schools that are eligible for RTE in the locality.

The taluk-wise availability of seats are as follows: 227 seats are available in 22 schools in Madikeri. There are 227 seats available in 22 schools in Madikeri. This includes 69 seats for SC and 17 for ST. For details, call 08272 225664 or 94497 47771.

In Somwarpet taluk, 323 seats are available in 28 schools which includes 101 for SC and 22 for ST category. For details, contact 08276 282162 or 99863 91766.

In Virajpet taluk, 305 seats are available in 33 schools which includes 94 for SC and 22 for ST. Contact 08274 257249 or 94497 66926 for details.

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