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Parents struggle to book `free’ RTE seat

Posted on March 22nd, 2017 in Fees, RTE |

SwatiShindeGole, March 22, 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : Schools Willing To Waive Tuition Fees Only

Sandeep Kadam’s son has secured admission in class I at a private English medium school under the 25% reservation quota envisaged by the Right to Education (RTE) Act. However, Kadam is yet to confirm the seat because he is mulling over how he would pay the overhead fees for registration, extracurricular activities, uniform and stationery charges.The school has asked all parents to pay such fees. Read the rest of this entry »

Right to Education: Parents say schools demanding irrelevant documents, cancelling admissions

Posted on March 21st, 2017 in Admission, EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | March 21, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Education dept issues clarification on RTE norms

WITH LESS than 50 per cent students being given admission under the reserved quota for the Economically-Weaker Section (EWS) under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, the organisations, working in the field of RTE admissions, are blaming such a situation on schools for refusing admissions on some pretext or the other. In the first round of admissions, of the 13,243 seats, a little over 5,600 students have confirmed their seats. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE fails to make inroads in rural areas

Posted on March 11th, 2017 in RTE |

ST CORRESPONDENT, 11 March 2017

Source: Sakal Times

Pune: People from over 15 districts in the State are still unaware of the 25 per cent reservation under the Right To Education (RTE) Act. The number of applications received in these 15 districts is far less than the seats available for students.

A major reason for this is that the entire process is online, while the ground reality is very different. On one hand, there are 36,933 applications from students for 15,693 seats in Pune district, while there are only 190 applications for 798 seats in Ratnagiri. Read the rest of this entry »

Over 23,000 applications filed for 15,725 RTE seats

Posted on February 20th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | February 20, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Ten days since the online forms opened up for 25 per cent quota admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act for economically weaker sections (EWS), 23,114 applications have been filed in Pune district, making it the highest number of applications received in the state.

The total number of seats available for admissions in Pune are 15,725. Sharad Gosavi, deputy director of primary education, Maharashtra, Read the rest of this entry »

Under Right to Education this year: 68 more schools but 1,200 fewer seats in Pune

Posted on February 13th, 2017 in EWS, RTE |

Alifiya Khan | Pune | February 12, 2017

Source : The Indian Express

Only 15,725 seats in 849 schools are available this year for students from the economically and socially weaker sections of society

The total number of free seats for economically disadvantaged students in Pune district, under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, has dropped by 1,200 this year, despite 68 more schools in the district offering such seats. Read the rest of this entry »

99 pvt schools rapped for ignoring RTE

Posted on February 6th, 2017 in Private, RTE |

Darshana Daga, Feb 06, 20174

Source: Mirror

ZP issues notices for lack of compliance, as schools yet to register under Act despite recent deadline extension
The apparent abhorrence of pri vate schools to comply with norms laid down by the Right to Education (RTE) Act has once again come to the fore, with at least 99 such institutes in the Pune region yet to even register under the Act, prompting the zilla parishad education department to shoot off a strongly worded notice to the offenders. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE admissions may get delayed again

Posted on January 5th, 2017 in Admission, RTE |

TIMES NEWS NETWORK,Jan 05 2017

Source: The Times of India

Pune : State Education Department Will Announce Schedule For Primary Classes Next Week

The state education department will announce the schedule for admission to the 25% reserved seats under the Right to Education (RTE) act in the second week of January .The schedule has been delayed by one month and with CBSE schools completing admissions, activists fear that many eligible students might lose out on these schools. Read the rest of this entry »

Admissions under RTE yet to begin

Posted on December 26th, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

Meeta Ramnani | 25 December 2016

Source: Sakal Times

PUNE: Though promised by the education officers, admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act for the academic year 2017-18 did not start in December. If the admissions start in April, the process continues until August and a lot of students miss valuable time.

According to an RTE activist and member of AAP, Mukund Kirdat, “The schools are closed in April and May, so the admissions don’t take place fast in that month. Read the rest of this entry »

Shift to online admission process leads to chaos for parents and students

Posted on December 21st, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

Meeta Ramnani, 21 December 2016

Source: Sakal Times

PUNE: When a change occurs in the system, though it is for the greater good, people who go through the change suffer a lot in the process. This was seen in the education scenario in the city in 2016, as admissions were centralised and the process went online.

From Std I admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act to the law colleges’ admissions of the Savitribai Phule Pune University (SPPU), the students applying for the 2016-17 academic year were in distress. Read the rest of this entry »

RTE admission process to start by December this year for better implementation: Nand Kumar

Posted on December 21st, 2016 in Admission, RTE |

Express News Service | December 21, 2016

Source : The Indian Express

He said that another feature, to be added to the online system, would track whether the child was indeed granted admission by the school after the allotment.

This year, the admission process for 25 per cent seats under the Right to Education (RTE) Act will begin in December instead of March, said Principal Secretary, State School Education and Sports Department, Nand Kumar, who visited The Indian Express office for an Idea Exchange session on Monday. Read the rest of this entry »