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Over 3K seats for RTE, fewer takers in Mumbai

DNMUM442762 | 9/11/2019 | Author : Aishwarya Iyer | WC :537 | Education & Careers

A total of 3,701 vacant seats are up for grab for the fourth round of admissions under the Right to Education (RTE) Act in the city private schools. As per the officials at the education department of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), fewer students are showing interest in admissions this year, even after seats being allotted to them.
In the previous rounds (till third round), 11,000 plus students had registered while only 3,408 students had confirmed seats, revealed the officials at the department. When this newspaper met several parents who had come to the help desk of RTE admissions outside the department it was known that parent’s “lack of interest” as described by the officials is because of the complicated RTE online
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