Mahrashtra Government will discuss with the Centre about the demand of parents of many students of class 10 to not consider internal marks of students from other boards for admission to Class 11.
Maharashtra government will discuss with Central government about not considering internal marks of Class 10 students from other boards while getting admission to class 11. This demand was raised by parents of many students studying in Class 10 after the state’s decision put an end to the practice of adding internal marks scored in Marathi and other subjects in the total score.
A representative of parents met Vinod Tawde, Education Minister of State and complained of students failing to get admission in their desired college after state’s decision of not adding internal marks to the total score of the student. The parents complained that the decision is putting their child at a disadvantage and mentioned that CBSE and IB students are benefitted by the internal marks system.
Tawde said that the government was thinking about whether to consider internal marks scored by CBSE and IB students in class 10 exam for getting admission in class 11. He told reporters that only four per cent of the total students who pass from education boards such CBSE seek admissions for class 11 in junior colleges which are affiliated to the Maharashtra education board.
“Some parents of the Maharashtra SSC board students met me and complained about their wards failing to get admission in the colleges of their choice because of the state’s decision to do away with internal mark system for Marathi and other subjects,” he said. Other boards continue with the practice of internal marks benefitting students giving them an edge over their Maharashtra counterparts.
“The disgruntled parents have also demanded not to consider internal marks of students from other boards for admission to class 11, which will be a level-playing exercise. The state is mulling over the proposal and we will take an appropriate decision soon,” said the minister.
Education Minister said that the issue would be discussed with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. Government’s decision to put an end to the practice of adding internal marks is believed as a prime reason behind students scoring lower marks in Maharashtra Board Class 10 exam. About four lakh students failed to qualify in subjects like Marathi language.