The state government will continue with the online admission process for Class XI in the Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) while admitting to lapses in the process last year. With improved systems,the online admission process will be completed in 25 days after the results are announced.
Minister of School Education Rajendra Darda announced that the online process was started to facilitate the admission process and to ensure students do not have to wait outside colleges. He said there were some problems last year,which have been corrected this year.
Shiv Sena and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray has demanded that the online admission system be scrapped as there have been problems in the process. Sena MLC Deepak Sawant raised the issue in the Legislative Council on Thursday.
In his reply,Darda said last year the admission process had taken 52 days and the government,with the help of a team of experts,has now ensured that the process will be completed in 25 days.
He added that the main problem was relating to the option of betterment and allocation of college in the area of residence. Now,a message will flash on the screen if a student chooses a college that has a much higher cut-off percentage than his marks.
The message will say there is no guarantee of admission in this college. A margin of five per cent has been kept to issue this warning message, said Darda.
He added that to resolve the problem of students getting admission into colleges far from their residence,the government has now made it mandatory to choose five colleges attached to secondary schools in the locality.