GUWAHATI, June 11 - With the State government�s direction to make online admission mandatory for higher classes in view of the COVID-19 pandemic, the secondary education department has notified that willing colleges, senior secondary schools and higher secondary schools can use common software available on the SEBA (Board of Secondary Education, Assam) website from June 15 onwards for admission into class XI.
The move has, however, created confusion at various quarters for facilitating the admissions through the SEBA website while keeping the Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSEC) out of the loop. Receiving queries about the council�s role during the online admission process, the AHSEC is going to take up the matter with the State government.
Anneswan, the common portal for online HS admission, will be available on SEBA�s official website sebaonline.org. This portal will accept application forms for admission from students and will prepare a merit list based on marks obtained in the HSLC examination.
The principals of colleges, HS schools and senior secondary schools, willing to avail this facility, can register for the same in online mode.
The educational institutions having their own online admission system can carry on with their existing online system.
AHSEC chairman Dayananda Borgohain, when contacted, said that owing to the misunderstanding about this entire procedure, the council organised an internal meeting today and has decided to discuss the matter with the State government.
�The AHSEC role is to regulate, supervise and develop the system of higher secondary education in the State. If the government has developed or procured such software, ideally it should be channelised through the AHSEC to avoid any confusion among students and academic institutions. There are some other co-related concerns, which would be conveyed to the State education department,� he said.
On the other hand, SEBA chairman RC Jain told The Assam Tribune that the board is just providing the software to ease the online admission for those colleges, HS schools and senior secondary schools that do not having their own online admission mechanism. �We are just creating a platform for easing the process of online admission. The board won�t be taking admission of the candidates,� he added.
As per the government notification, registration of the institutions will start on June 15 and students can apply online from June 20. The portal will close on June 30 and institution-wise merit list will be published on July 1. Further, bank account details of the students have to be obtained compulsorily.