Maharashtra is a top state in providing the best education in India. The state’s schools, colleges and other educational institutions are always filled by the students flocked from all over the country to pursue their desired course. Popular colleges and institutions are housed in Maharashtra. Other cities such as Aurangabad, Mumbai, Ahmednagar, Nagpur and Kolhapur also impart a sound educational base to the students.
According to the Census 2011 statistics, the literacy rate of Maharashtra is 82.91% whereas the male literacy rate is 89.82% and 75.48% is female literacy rate.
Maharashtra decided to allow “Private Entities” to form new universities there and this idea was taken to bring in more foreign investors to the state.
Primary education in Maharashtra:
Schools in Maharashtra are affiliated to Central Board of Secondary Education, Maharashtra State Secondary Board, Indian School Certificate Examination. Under Municipal Corporation, few schools are managed. Minimum 5 years age eligibility is necessary to join a child in school education.
Colleges and Universities in Maharashtra
Maharashtra encompasses a huge number of colleges and they conduct various courses. About 25 universities in Maharashtra offer regular degrees and professional degrees. Students from various states join here for their higher studies.
Education availed to foreign students
Many NRI students come to Maharashtra to get placed in management schools and medical colleges. Some of the Management schools are Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, KJ Somaiya Institute of Management studies and Research.
15% of seats are reserved for NRI students in the self-funded educational institutions as per the norms of All India Council for Technical Education.
Government jobs to orphans
Recently this year, the Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced 1% of reservation for orphans in jobs in Maharashtra and education as well. It is named as “Parallel Reservation” which will be provided under General Category. Parallel Reservation implies that the total jobs available in Maharashtra government under the General Category, 1% will only be reserved for orphans. This decision was taken in the State Cabinet Meeting.
The statistics says that 3900 orphans lived in Government-run orphanages which are apart from the private orphanages.
Mahaswayam Employment Registration:
In the month of March, 2018 the Maharashtra Government launched an integrated web portal “Mahaswayam Employment Registration”. In this site, candidates who are looking for Government jobs in Maharashtra can do online registration. Various employers make a call for from this web portal to the job seekers. Interested candidate may register in www.mahaswayam.in.
This website contains 3 parts namely Employment for youth (Maharojgar), skill development (MSSDS) and self-employment (Mahaswayamrojgar). Previously each part had a different portal, but now all the three are unified.
Current vacancies in MPSC
Maharashtra Public Service Commission (MPSC) announced 1105 vacancies against the posts of Secondary Supervisor, Forest Guard & Forest Ranger, Clerk-Typist, Tax Assistant, Town Planner & Superintendent/Statistical Officer. The last date for submitting online application is 11th April 2018. Generally, Group D exams will have single online test whereas Group C will have two online tests (prelims & mains) along with a personal interview.