Private schools register almost nil response to the Right to Education Act (RTE) in the last phase as almost a month has completed that the school education department started the open round of admission under the act.
The last round of RTE admission in which the school department dissolved the neighborhood criteria started in July but both government and private schools claim that the admission process has attained saturation. "The number of applications had started to fall down in the third round itself when the neighborhood clause was applicable and now it has further deteriorated," said a private school owner.
While top private school completed their 25% quota in the first two rounds, reserved seats in other schools are going vacant for the present academic year. By the end of the third round, the department claimed that around 11,000 seats were left to be filled up across the Indore division.
Lottery round for giving admission was conducted in 15 private schools of urban and rural areas of the district on July 8 in which around 125 students were benefited with free educations in renowned schools in third phase of admission.
There are 18,000 seats in private schools of Indore reserved under RTE.