Maharashtra education department confident of ‘best of five’ rule

Best-of-five formula was introduced by the state school education department and it is confident this effort which is being introduced from this academic year for admission to junior college, will be a success. Though the state government's decision on the formula has been challenged in court, the government feels its officials have done better groundwork this time.

However, it has been termed as a baised policy by some parents of students in ICSE schools, challenging the government's decision of implementing 'best of five' scores. But, the school education ministry claims the decision was initiated only after taking all stakeholders into confidence. It was reported that an official from the state education department mentioned that SSC students would be in a dilemma if the contention of parents challenging the decision was upheld in court, as they had taken the exams keeping the best-of-five formula in mind.