The Maharashtra Government will discuss with the Centre government about not considering internal marks of Class 10 students from other boards, while getting admission to Class 11. Parents of many students studying in Class 10 have raised the demand 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 delegation of parents met the Education Minister of State, Vinod Tawde and complained about students failing to secure admission in their desired college because of the state’s decision of not adding the internal marks to the total score of the student. According to the parents, the state’s decision is putting their child at a disadvantage and they also complained that CBSE and IB students are benefiting from the internal mark system.
According to the Education Minister, the government was thinking, whether to consider the internal marks of Class 10 CBSE and IB board students while getting admission in Class 11. As per the reports the Minister said that only four percent of the total students who pass out from CBSE and IB boards seek admissions for Class 11 in junior colleges affiliated to the Maharashtra Education Board.
The Minister said that “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 also added “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,”.
Tawde said that the issue will be discussed with the Ministry of Human Resource Development. The prime reason for the government to put an end to the practice of adding internal marks is behind students scoring less marks in Maharashtra Board Class 10 exam. A total of four lakh students failed to score passing marks in subjects like Marathi language.