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Thiruvananthapuram: Plus One admission procedures will start by the first week of July. The admission schedule will be prepared in such a way so as to provide equal opportunities to CBSE students as well. The results of Higher Secondary will be declared on June 21 after which a high-level meeting of the General Education Department will be convened to formulate a plan.
The General Education Department has clarified that all eligible students will be granted admission to Plus One. Last year, due to the rise in the number of students who secured A+ in all subjects, the batches had to be reorganised. 4,23,303 students have become eligible for higher studies this year. There are 3,61,307 Plus One seats available at present. There are 33,000 seats available in VHSE, 64,000 in ITI and 9000 seats in polytechnic colleges.
In the districts of Pathanamthitta, Alappuzha, Kottayam, Idukki and Ernakulam, there are more Plus One seats available than the students who have passed class 10. Last year, due to uncertainty in the number of seats needed, 33,150 seats had to be increased temporarily. In the previous years, the seats have been increased by almost 20 per cent.
Single Window Admission
Teachers have come forward demanding that the inadequacies of the Single Window System for Higher Secondary Admissions be solved. Since school combination transfer and supplementary allotments were not conducted, students with high WPGI are unable to secure admission at desired schools for desired combination courses.
Kerala Higher Secondary School Teachers Union General Secretary Abdul Jaleel pointed out that the admission procedure will be made easy by carrying out the school combination transfers and supplementary allotments based on common merit.