The Department of Education has reserved 2,232 seats in lower kindergarten and class 1 for children from poor families in Mandya educational district, for 2013-14, under the Right to Education (RTE) Act.

The list of schools, along with the number of seats available, has been put up at all offices of block education officers in the district.

The Department of Public Instruction has extended the last date for submission of admission forms under the Act from February 5 to February 19.

According to B. Chandrashekar, nodal officer (RTE Act), 370 seats are available in schools in the Mandya South education block., 260 in K.R. Pet, 444 in Maddur, 248 in Malavalli, 297 in Pandavapur, 332 in Srirangapatna, 165 in Nagamangala and 116 seats in Mandya North education block.

“We have been distributing applications at BEO offices,” M.D. Shivakumar, Deputy Director of Public Instruction, Mandya, said.

The public can also download application forms from www.schooleducation.