Confusion over RTE Act remains, some schools for it, some not

M P Sharma, Director

Christ Church School, Byculla

Admission: December

Term begins: March

Status: Unaided minority school

"We start our admissions in December. We will continue with the process until we get the education department directives in hand."

Carl Laurie, Principal

St Mary's High School (SSC), Mazgaon

Admission: January -February

Term begins: March

Status: Unaided minority school

"We can't rely on government notifications. Hence, we have started the admission process. Whether exemption is permanent or temporary, we will continue admissions without reserving seats."

Fr. Baptist Pinto, Principal

Rajhans Vidyalaya, Andheri

Admission: April

Term begins: June-July

Status: Unaided minority school

"We are an unaided minority school, so until we have a final decision from the education department, we will go ahead with admissions without reserving seats."

Deepshikha Srivastava, Principal

Schools that have kept aside 25 per cent

Kangaroo Kids Education Ltd (KKEL)

Admission: November-December

Term begins: April

" Most of our seats have been filled. We have called a meeting of principals to discuss this clause."

Linah Ashar, founder, KKEL

Gopal Sharma Int'l School, Powai

Admission: October-November

Term begins: March

"We are clear about the Act. We have kept aside 25 per cent seats for EWS students."

Gool Ghadiali, principal

Activity High School, Peddar Road

Admission: November-December

Term begins: March

"The regulations under RTE act are still unclear but we have reserved 25 per cent seats."

Perin Bagli, principal

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