Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has allowed the proposal of Rao Junior College to accept 121 students of its Borivali Branch to appear for the upcoming HSC examination board through Shri TP Bhatia College of Science, Kandivali.
Rao IIT Academy which runs junior colleges were denied an index number by the state board for not meeting infrastructural norms. On December 2, the junior college was assigned a letter by the office of deputy director of education stating that the college has not achieved terms and conditions for the state board’s recognition.
Vinay Kumar, CEO, and MP said, “Proposals to include the students of its other branches (Sion, Thane, and Kharghar) to New English High School and Junior College in Thane and Chandrabhan Sharma College in Powai have also been sent for permission. If allowed, these colleges will fill forms for students of Rao Junior College using their own index numbers.”
Dr. Sangeeta Srivastava, principal of Shri TP Bhatia College of Science said: “We have elected more staff to fill forms.”
“The college received permissions due to the insistence of then education minister Vinod Tawde but has not completed the due process as per norms,” an official said.
Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) conducts HSC and SSC Board Examinations twice a year with 14 lakh and 17 lakh students appearing for the exams every year respectively. There are about 7000 HSC schools and 21000 SSC Schools in Maharashtra State.