State govt plans exclusive portal for Class 12 passed students

In a bid to ascertain the exact number of students’ enrolling for higher education, the State government has decided to create an exclusive portal to augment database for Class 12 passed candidates from all the higher secondary schools including private institutions.
State govt plans exclusive portal for Class 12 passed students

Chennai

The government’s move assumes significance as there are no exact records available or mechanism put in place at present to determine the total number of candidates who get enrolled for higher education every year. Every academic year, more than 7.5 lakh Class 12 students are clearing the board exams. A senior official from the Directorate of Collegiate Education told DT Next that it was difficult to get the exact number of students enrolling for higher education since the manual record failed to tally with the data given by the colleges.

“Therefore, it was decided to create a comprehensive online data especially for the Class 12 students who enrol for higher education”, he said adding “now it will be made mandatory for every student, who complete Class 12 board exams and gets admission to higher education in the State, to register in the database through the portal.

The official said that the database will contain details of the students including their performance in higher secondary school education and information about the college or institution they have joined.

He said in case the students do not enrol the information even after getting admission, the college or the institution in which they join will ensure that the details of the candidates are uploaded in the portal.

According to the official, the portal will be maintained by the experts in the higher education department, who will continuously monitor and send related statistics to the government. “The portal, which would be developed by the software engineers, will be user friendly”, he added.

He said the government has also decided to form district level committees for increasing gross enrolment ratio, research registration ratio and placements of the students studying in engineering, polytechnic and Science and Art colleges across the State.

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