The common admission schedule (CAS) for admission to government schools for Class XI students is scheduled to begin on June 10, the UT education department has confirmed. The first and second rounds of counselling will be conducted online, whereas the third round, if and when needed, will be conducted offline.
The school prospectuses will be available from June 10 at eight government schools in the city at a cost of Rs 150. The prospectus will be available at GMSSS-10, GMSSS-28, GGMSS-20, GMSSS-36 D, GMSSS-47, GMSSS, Modern Housing Complex Manimajra, GSSS-38(W) and GSSS-Mauli Jagran. The prospectus along with the registration forms will also be available on the website of the UT Education Department i.e. chdeducation.gov.in. Details regarding the number of seats available, subject combination and procedure for preparation of the merit list will be made available in the school prospectus.
As per the schedule for the first round of counselling, the completed registration forms along with the choice should be submitted by June 20, 2016, latest by 1 pm. After the accepted registered forms are processed, the common merit list will be displayed by the Education Department on June 27, 2016 at 4 pm. Further, the list indicating the allotment of school and stream will be displayed on June 30, 2016 at 11 am. The process for collection of fees will then be conducted on July 1 and July 2. Classes for students of Class XI will consequently commence on July 4, 2016.
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For the past two years, there have been 12,925 seats for Class XI at the 37 senior secondary schools across the city.
At 6,000, the maximum number of seats were available in humanities, followed by around 300 seats in the science stream and about 2,000 each in commerce and vocational courses.
This year, however, Government Model High School, Sector 38-D has also been upgraded to Government Senior Secondary School to facilitate more admissions.
From the upcoming academic year, two new courses in mass media and legal studies are also being introduced at selected government schools.
Joint prospectus for city govt colleges launched
The joint prospectus for admissions to city government colleges was launched by Director Higher Education Jitender Yadav in the presence of principals of all city government colleges on Tuesday. The prospectus has now been made available on the website of higher education department i.e. dhechd.org.
The joint prospectus covers the six government institutions of higher education in Chandigarh i.e. Post Graduate Government College, Sector 11; Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 11; Post Graduate Government College for Girls, Sector 42; Post Graduate Government College, Sector 46; Government College of Commerce and Business Administration, Sector 42 and The Regional Institute of English, Sector 32. Across these colleges, a total of 43 courses ranging from Information Technology to Physical Education are available, details of which have been listed in the released joint prospectus.
To streamline the process of admissions, helpline numbers will also be made functional in all the government colleges from 9 AM to 1 PM.
In addition to this, colleges will also be setting up free Help Desks to facilitate the filling up of online admission forms in their respective campuses.
Free printout of uploaded admission forms will also be made available to students seeking admission, whereas an Online Fee Collection facility through e-banking will help the students to deposit their fee without any hassle round the clock.
The last date for submission of online forms on the website is June 25, 2016 whereas the last date for submission of offline forms at the colleges is June 29, 2016 up to 2 pm.