On June 22, the online admission process will restart after fixing the recently encountered technical glitches.The Minister for School Education Vinod Tawde said that the administration will take a day off to resolve the technical glitches that are clogging the system to ensure that it functions smoothly.
He provides assurance to the parents that even though there will be a little delay in the process of filling the Online Part I and Part II forms shall be error free and that no meritorious student will lose out on anything.“Online admission process has started in all the divisional boards of Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Aurangabad, Nagpur and Amravati,” he said.
“There have been some technical glitches like the server getting slow or hanging in between have been experienced in Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur and Nashik. As a result 30,000 odd students are still to fill up their Part I of the form. While about 67,300 odd students have filled up their Part II (choice of colleges),” he added.
Tawde said that a meeting held yesterday decided to add three more servers. He added that at the end of the day on June 22 he himself will check the steps taken to ensure smooth functioning of the online admission process. He also said that the problem arose as about 2.75 lakh students who have passed their SSC exams began logging online to fill their forms.
“We have decided to increase the number of servers, increasing bandwidth and updating the online process to ensure that no more confusion is created,” he said. He added that those who have filled their Part I or Part II online forms will not have to re-enter their details again.He stated that about 1.75 lakh passed students are still to fill their online forms.
To a query about the case in Bombay HC related to making Math an optional subject, he replied that about a year ago, he suggested a similar move to which he was harshly criticized by the media making remarks about him like “has the Education Minister lost his mind.”
He agreed with the petition saying that Math and English are tough for many students and should hence, be an option for them, not a compulsion. Tawde said that the HC has directed the government to talk to educational experts and then file an affidavit. He clarified that the teachers jobs will not be affected as those students who want to have better and more career options will still opt for Maths.