Shillong, July 23: To ensure observance of strict protocols as issued by the Government of Meghalaya in the Health and Family Welfare Department, the Principal Secretary to the Government of Meghalaya, Education Department has issued the following advisory for strict compliance by all the institutions for admission process to various courses in the State of Meghalaya for admission into Higher Secondary Schools in the academic year 2020-2021.
For urban areas, all admission forms/prospectus will be issued via online and it should be free of cost and for rural areas, forms/prospectus will be issued via blended option of online and off-line mode and it should be free of cost.
For submission of forms, a blended option of online and off-line submission will be adopted. Online submissions can be made as soon as documents are available with the applicants.
For off-line submissions, institutions shall collect the admission forms in a staggered manner as well as limiting number of persons upto a maximum of only 200 students per day. Separate sessions may be designed if there is a rush in submission of forms.
In case of unanticipated rush, institutions may also devise innovative methods to collect the admission forms like using alphabetical order of names of student applicants (A-D, E-H, etc range can vary accordingly) or by method of segregation of gender of the students submitting the forms and by allotting respective time schedule during working hours.
Payment of fees with respect to the institutions should only be made via online or off-line mode using various online or off-line bank transfer/payment portals authorized by RBI. Institutions should provide dedicated bank account numbers along with other details such as bank name, branch, IFSC code either to be mentioned in the application form or displayed in the website.
The payment of fees can be made offline in cases where the students are from remote areas (only) where this mode is the only viable option. Cash/Cheque payment may be accepted in such areas after ensuring that all protocols and social distancing norms are strictly followed.
For Class XI in all streams, last date for submission of forms is 29.7.2020 and declaration of 1st list + waiting list is on the 31.7.2020.
The second phase of admissions will be open again from 8th August, 2020 onwards and the same modalities as mentioned above ensuring that all protocols and maintaining social distancing norms are strictly followed.
Payment of fees to the respective streams/courses will be open for 7 days from the date of announcement of result for admission.