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Counseling based Seat Allotment System introduced in Lakshadweep
        Lakshadweep being the tiniest UT having no facility for pursuing higher education after 12th class and post-metric diploma and certificate courses, Education department is sponsoring students to institutes in mainland for various degree, diploma and post graduate courses. Until this year, the process of seat allotment was very time consuming and hectic process spanning over 5-6 months of time, from inviting application to allotment of course and college to a student. The aspiring student had to submit their course options in advance and wait for allotment of course to give option for the college. In the current academic year, Department of education in collaboration with NIC has introduced online counseling for seat allotment for higher education in mainland. The Online Counseling is fully transparent and anyone can see the process in the site from anywhere.

The candidates were asked to register in the system in advance and marks of qualifying examinations were also submitted by the candidates after publishing of results. Print out of application forms along with attested copies of certificates
and mark lists were submitted to the Principals of islands and Education Officer Kochi for verification and approval process. Verification details are updated in the system by the respective authorities in islands and Kochi. The verified application were taken for rank list generation and further allotment in the order of merit. Counseling Centres are setup in all GSSS in islands and in Lakshadweep Office Kochi and training was imparted to teachers selected by the department to
manage counseling in the role of counseling centre admins and master trainers. Trial run was carried out first in all Centres. A mock allotment was conducted for familiarizing the new system by the students.

The candidates were asked to submit centre options for counseling and centre wise list of each schedule is drawn out of the system and send to department and counseling admins to ensure the presence of candidates well in time. The complete details of available courses with seat details in various colleges were published in the website of seat allotment, prior to commencement of counseling. Information such as hostel facilities, websites and phone numbers of colleges is also made available in site. Rank lists were also published in advance. The student can come prepared for counseling with their choices of courses and colleges. Allotment is carried in the order of their rank and timely status of courses and colleges allotted, balance seat availability etc are displayed online as the counseling is progressing. Counseling centers are established in all 9 islands and in Kochi office managed by trained Teachers from
the department.

Seat is allotted on the spot once course and college is chosen by the candidate and selection letter is generated from the system and handed over to the candidates with signature of authorities. The student can collect sponsoring letter from EO Kochi on submitting this selection letter, on their way to colleges for taking admission by earliest conveyance from their island
Secretary Education Mr. J. Ashok Kumar I.A.S handing over first allotment Letter to candidate from G
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