TN: Schools facing insufficient number of Seats for Class11 Admissions

Short on seats for Class 11 admissions
Every year with the increasing number of students in schools looks like admissions are in a great battle to deal with. Yes, day by day, it is harder to get admissions in higher education.


Here in Chennai, getting admissions in class 11 seems to be much difficult task. With the highest number of students passing the Board exams and a fewer opting out of higher education has resulted in need of more and more class 11 seats for admissions.

According to the sources, it seems like the schools are not yet prepared nor increased the number of seats in class 11 in order to match today's demand.

Compared to 2012 this year the total pass percentage of Class 10 board exam results have been raised by 4% where as 3% raised in Class 12 results. Since last seven years, 2013 board exam has seen about 9% increased in the number of students taking the class 10 and about more than 53% of students taking up class 12 board examination.

Pushpa D, a teacher in Government School said "Earlier, many students in government, aided and small private schools joined polytechnic colleges or looked for jobs after Class 10. Now, most of the class wants to get a degree."

Of the 8.8 lakh students who took Class 10 boards in 2007, 72% enrolled in Class 11. In contrast, 86% of those who did Class 10 in 2011 reached Class 12 in 2013.

C Satish, senior principal of Paavai Group of Institutions said "Some CBSE schools, like Sir Sivaswami Kalalaya Senior Secondary, ask students in Class 9 whether they want to stay for higher secondary or take the board exam and leave. The state has tried to ease pressure on students by directing schools to give preference to their own students. But, some schools keep a cut off for admission to Class 11. This has resulted in migration to rural areas."

Well, students are now eager to know, what will be the initiative taken in order to provide more seats for class 11 students. For more updates, keep visiting.

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