Pune: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) has invited applications from schools as guidance centres for the students enrolling themselves under the Maharashtra Open Schooling Board (MOSB).
Those interested will be able to join at four levels of entry, Std V, VIII, X and XII.
In accordance with the geographical conditions of the state and other factors, the board has stated the type of guidance centres that are required to be established.
At the taluka level, there will be two types of centres for which the recognised schools with all types of affiliations can apply. One would be the primary and upper primary centre, that would need the school that has classes from Std I to VIII, and the other would function as Secondary Centre and Higher Secondary Centre for which the schools with classes from Std V to XII would be eligible.
For the city (municipal corporation) areas, there will be two centres for primary and upper primary level, and one for the secondary and higher secondary level.
The junior college or higher secondary school that applies for being a centre needs to have all three i.e. Arts, Science and Commerce streams.
The buildings and other infrastructural facilities in the schools should be in adherence to the said parameters.
For the science stream, the school/college should have separate laboratories for Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Computer (IT). The guidance centre must be located in a central area and accessible to all.
Facilities like LCD projector, e-learning and Internet should be available there. If the school is hosting centre for higher secondary level, it should have recognition for NSQF courses.
The applicant school must have recognition from the State government for all the subjects and courses that it offers.
One centre should have at least 50 students registered. If the registration count crosses 100, a second centre would be created in the area.
The Divisional Boards will form teams for inspection of the schools that propose to become centres.
The teams that would consist of District Education Officers and others will carry out spot verification process and their report will decide whether the school should get recognition from the State Board.