ATKT - What does it mean ? Â Allowed To Keep Term – means if you fail in maximum of 2 subjects in SSC or HSC Â you will be promoted to higher class, provided you have to reappear in the failed subject and pass.
While the state’s decision to introduce the Allowed To Keep Terms (ATKT) scheme has brought cheer to SSC and HSC students, the government has to create over 1.5 lakh extra seats in junior colleges and degree colleges to accommodate these students. What’s more, these extra seats will come at full cost to students, which could be as high as Rs 15,000, depending on the college. That’s because these seats will not be aided by the government.
Also, students who are eligible for admissions under ATKT will not get seats in reputed colleges. They will mostly get admission in unaided or night colleges. Admissions will start only after the final admission list (for regular students) comes out in the first week of August.
The decision to allow the ATKT scheme is applicable from the current academic year (2009-2010). The scheme will allow students who have failed in a maximum of twoÂ subjects in SSC and HSC to seek admission in junior and degree colleges respectively and pass the failed subjects later in the year.
There are approximately 80,000 SSC students and 65,000 HSC students in the city who have failed in up to two subjects and are now eligible for admission under ATKT.Â Another 2.4 lakh SSC students and 1.6 lakh HSC students come under this category across the state.
According to Education minister, saving an academic year will be more important than paying college fee. The decision to award ATKT to SSC students is limited to this year. The state will soon be announcing exam dates for the 2009-10 SSC and HSC batches, thus providing ample scope for supplementary examinations from next year. This year it is decided to award ATKT. Under the ATKT scheme, the students will get a chance in October 2009 and March 2010 to clear the failed subjects. (source : mumbaimirror)