Now, admissions can be submitted ONLINE for joining the Chennai Corporation Schools!
Earlier, the civic body was mooting to launch the online admission system in 2020 after the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic to ensure safety. However, the proposal was not implemented due to several reasons.
However, the facility has been introduced to register online for admissions in Chennai Corporation schools
With the main objective of increasing the admissions at the schools run by the Greater Chennai Corporation, and making the admission process easier, the civic body has introduced the online admission system.
According to a Chennai Corporation official, an ONLINE form has been provided on the civic body`s official website https://chennaicorporation.gov.in/gcc/.
Parents can fill in requisite details such as students` names, ages and other details and submit the form online.
In this regard, a senior official shared, “Based on the contact number provided by the parents while submitting the online form, civic officials will contact them for further details and desired schools where the parents are interested to send their wards!"
Meanwhile, the parents can also physically visit concerned schools and fill in application forms, which will be given by the headmasters.
Another official shared, "A certain number of forms have been sent to the schools across the city. Parents can apply online or offline as per their wish!"
The official expressed that the admission to the Chennai schools is increasing and hoped that the total students` strength of the present academic year would pip the last year`s strength. In the 2021-2022 academic year, the Chennai schools had more than 1.15 lakh students which was the highest in more than a decade.
At the same time, the official pointed out that due to the lower pass percentage in Class 10 board exams, the number of students coming to Class 11 will decrease. Only 75.84 per cent of students cleared the Class 10 exam.
The official said, “We will track the students who are flunked and make sure they write attempts or enrol in other courses such as ITI courses,"