Admission to junior college: Board to rethink minimum marks for science students

The State Board is considering a proposal to either scrap the existing conditions that prohibit Class X science students without minimum 40 per cent to opt for science in junior college or bring down minimum marks to 35 per cent.

Written by Express News Service | Published: May 31, 2013 1:55 am

The State Board is considering a proposal to either scrap the existing conditions that prohibit Class X science students without minimum 40 per cent to opt for science in junior college or bring down minimum marks to 35 per cent.

Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education chairman Sarjerao Jadhav said a proposal with aforesaid options will be sent to the state government soon. “We hope the government will take a call on the issue before the beginning of the academic year 2013-14,” he said on Thursday.

More than 1,000 Class XII science students of Aurangabad division of the State Board were in the dock early this year when it emerged that they were admitted to Class XI violating the rule.

“While 1,000-odd students were finally allowed to appear for this year’s Class XII examination as a special case,we would like to have a revised policy considering that many such cases go undetected,” he said.

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