V SIvankutty | Photo: Mathrubhumi
Thiruvananthapuram: V Sivankutty, minister for education in Kerala has assured that there is no need to worry about plus one allotment. A press release issued by the minister’s office stated that a total of 4,65,219 students have applied for 2,70,188 seats through the single window system during the second allotment. Among the applicants, 39,489 students applied for admission in other districts along with their district. That means, only 4,25,730 applicants need admission in plus one.
A total of 2,01,489 students obtained admission in the first allotment. But 17,065 students failed to get admission. Meanwhile, 68,048 applicants obtained admission in the second allotment.
As per the admission rate in the last 5 years, only 3,85,530 applicants are likely to seek admission. A total of 91,796 students are listed among the applicants who wait for admission. If all applicants seek admission, the government has to ensure admission for 1,31,996 students. Allotment to community quota seats and management quota seats in aided schools and admission in unaided schools will commence from October 7.
Hence, a total of 1,22,384 seats will be available in the state after converting the vacant seats and sports quota seats to general merit quota seats. Apart from this, 97,283 seats are available in Vocational Higher Secondary, Polytechnic and ITI sectors.