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998 students get RTE seats in 3rd round

THE ASIAN AGE. | AISHWARYA IYER
Published : Aug 14, 2018, 1:39 am IST
Updated : Aug 14, 2018, 1:39 am IST

The parents of the pupils have been given a period of 10 days to secure admissions.

Not more than 45 per cent students have managed to secure admission for the academic year 2018-19 under the RTE Act.
 Not more than 45 per cent students have managed to secure admission for the academic year 2018-19 under the RTE Act.

MUMBAI: Nine hundred and ninety-eight students have been allotted seats in private unaided schools of the Mumbai region in the third lottery round of admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act, 2009. The parents of the pupils have been given a period of 10 days to secure admissions.

Mahesh Palkar, education officer of the BMC education department, told this newspaper, “We are waiting for 10 days to get over to decide whether to go for another round. If there are students remaining and vacant seats, we will surely introduce further students but as of now, nothing can be said.”

As per data provided by the BMC education department, of the 998 students who have been allotted seats in the third round, 875 are under the 300 Mumbai BMC region schools and 123 are in the 47 schools under the state education department.

Not more than 45 per cent students have managed to secure admission for the academic year 2018-19 under the RTE Act. Mr Palkar had said, “We are doing our part and now, it is completely up to the parents whether to secure admission.”

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