Parents should submit applications before February 8
A total number of 2,164 seats (888 for LKG and 1,276 class one) have been reserved under Right to Education (RTE) Act in the district for the academic year 2014-15, K. Ganapathi, Deputy Coordinator of Sarva Shikshana Abhiyan project has said.
Under RTE Act, it is mandatory to reserve 25 per cent of the seats in private unaided education institutions for students from weaker sections of the society.
The information on the number of seats available under RTE Act has already been published at the office of Block Education Officers (BEOs). The parents can submit the applications for admission under RTE Act from January 7 to February 8, he said at a press conference here on Saturday.
The applications for admission under RTE Act can be availed from the office of BEOs or from the respective schools.
The list of the students who will be admitted under RTE Act will be announced by February 28. The admission process will commence from March 3, he said.
The applicants who seek admission under RTE Act should furnish the certificates related to caste, income, birth date and the address proof card.
Last year, 1,793 children were enrolled in private unaided schools under RTE Act in the district. The public can lodge complaint with Deputy Director of Public Instruction or with BEO against the education institutions that deny admission under the Act, he said.
Workshop on robotics
Mr. Ganapathi said that, with the objective to stimulate interest among the high school students towards learning science, a three-day workshop on robotics will be held at Government Pre University College here from January 24 to 26.
A total number of 100 students from Shimoga and Bhadravathi taluks will take part in it.
To enable the students to experiment with the robotics even after the conclusion of the workshop, a robotic kit will be provided for each participant, he said.
Deputy Secretary of Zilla Panchayat Gopal was present in the press conference.