Official sources told TOI that the department wants to give some leeway to their students who have passed state boards for Class XII this year with a remarkably higher pass percentage under statistical formula-based assessment. But for students who have passed Class XII from CBSE affiliated schools, this policy will prove to be detrimental. According to education department officials, most of the top schools in Guwahati are affiliated with CBSE and in recent years about 50% of applications to reputed colleges have been coming from central board passouts.
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“The government has decided that 75% of the seats in degree courses in government and provincial colleges will be reserved for AHSEC students and so you are requested to take necessary action accordingly,” read the latest letter from the senior director of education (DHE), Dharmakanta Milli, state universities and government. In managed colleges. An instruction has also been issued to the educational institutions to increase the seating capacity to keep more than 20% students at the undergraduate (UG) level. “The Department of Education has decided to increase the seating capacity of UG level courses in government institutions by 20% and has therefore requested you to consider increasing the number of day and evening shift admissions,” the letter said.
Considering the growing pass percentage, the Department of Education asked colleges to increase seats in degree courses by 20% last year. However, there was no instruction from a specific board to reserve seats for students. Each college in the state has an average of 40 seats in a major or honors course in a science subject, with a corresponding number of 50-60 for fine arts. There is frustration among CBSE passouts who have to fight for their place within the 25% quota, which is open to all boards.
There is also no guarantee of free admission to state-run institutions from higher secondary to postgraduate level. But the department has taken steps to track student information discrepancies, which previously created problems in providing government benefits. Institutions are instructed to use a unique ID created by students on DHE’s web portal during the admission process to avoid duplicate data and multiple admissions.
Moreover, the department has clarified that the admission portal of AHSEC (www.darpan.ahsec.online.in) for admission in class XI will be a general admission portal for all educational institutions. It was added that all aspiring students would have to register themselves on the AHSEC portal using their roll number. Admission will have the freedom to choose a maximum of five institutions according to their performance.
This year Assam has increased the pass percentage of the results of the 10th State Board by 30%. Twelfth grade state boards, on the other hand, have passed more than 99% of the exams, a record in the history of the board. In all, a total of 6.55 lakh students have passed the state board examinations of class X and XII without physical examination this year. The government has not yet provided information on the total meal capacity of students in higher secondary and UG courses. But according to an estimate, a maximum of 6. lakh lakh students may be admitted in Semester-1 of first year higher secondary and UG courses.
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