More than 41000 applications for 12000 seats in excellent schools of Jharkhand government

Over 41,000 applications have been received for admission to around 12,000 seats in 80 schools of excellence run by the Jharkhand government, an official said on Friday.

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren.  (file)
Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren. (file)

Jharkhand Chief Minister Hemant Soren on May 2 inaugurated 80 government schools as part of an educational reform to provide quality English medium education at par with private schools to children attending government schools.

“Out of the total 11,986 seats available for admission to Schools of Excellence (SOEs), over 41,000 applications have been received by the school management across the state till May 25,” the official said.

The number of applications is 345% more than the total seats.

The maximum number of applications have been received from Deoghar at 4,241, Palamu at 3,524, Ranchi at 2,766, Lohardaga at 2,637 and Chatra at 2,391.

Apart from this, a total of 1,996 applications were received from East Singhbhum, 1,929 from Seraikela Kharsawan and 1,859 from Hazaribagh.

The selection test will be conducted on May 30 while the first merit list will be published on June 7 and admissions will start from June 12 as per the merit list.

These 80 district-level schools of excellence are part of the government’s goal of providing quality education opportunities to 15 lakh school children studying in government schools, with 325 block-level schools and 4,091 gram panchayat-level model schools established across the state. plan to do is included. Step two.

Last month, at least 10 students of Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalaya (KGBV) in Khunti district qualified in JEE (Mains), part of a government project to reduce gender disparity in rural areas and among underprivileged communities. was a part

National Center for School Leadership has given online training to the principals of 80 excellent schools in two phases.

The training of principals of 80 excellent schools by the Azim Premji Foundation has also been completed in two phases.

In January, training for capacity building of principals was conducted by IIMs.

The government had earlier announced that all students of these 80 excellence schools would be given vocational training for 11 trades.

These include agriculture, IT, ITES, apparel and makeup and home furnishing, media and entertainment, automotive, tourism and hospitality, beauty and wellness, multi-skilling, electronics and hardware, retail and healthcare.

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