Mumbai: The Maharashtra State Board of Secondary and Higher Secondary Education (MSBSHSE) announced the results of the aptitude test for Secondary School Certificate (SSC) students on Wednesday. Students can now view their results using their SSC seat number after logging in here, a new portal created to provide career guidance.
More than 16,67,445 students were tested online across Maharashtra in February, to assess their skills and interests and help them make informed career choices.
Vinod Tawde education minister and Devendra Fadnavis, chief minister inaugurated the new portal at 3pm on Wednesday. The tests were introduced for the first time last year to help students in planning their careers after class 10.
On entering seat number, students will get detailed reports on fields of interests and professions suggested to them based on their aptitude.
Along with the results, the new website shows nearest counselling centres, which they can approach for guidance from professional counsellors.
Mumbai students can visit AK Gidwani School, Mulund, Marwari Commercial School, Chira Bazaar, or the department of vocational education in CST.
Information on 80,000 courses has been uploaded on the site for the students perusal. This includes courses, qualifications and job opportunities on fields such as health sciences, technology, arts, fine arts, armed forces and others.
Students can view video messages by personalities from varied fields such as actress Mrinal Kulkarni, police inspector general, Vishwas Nangare Patil, wrestler and Maharashtra Kesari Vishwas Nangare Patil and others.
A new telecounselling helpline -8600245245-has been set up to answer queries on subjects and courses to opt for and job opportunities in different fields. It is open to parents and students.
The portal has been created by the Maharashtra state government along with Pune-based, Shyamchi Aai foundation this year for aptitude test results and career advice.
Last year, the results were declared on the Institute of Vocational Guidance and Selection (IVGS) website but students faced difficulties in logging onto the website due to server problems.
Additionally, Tawde had skirted controversy last year for publishing his photo on the aptitude test report card handed to students along with their SSC results.
The minister’s picture was juxtaposed next to some text explaining why the test was conducted for the first time in Maharashtra along with a congratulatory message.
Academicians had called it tacky and criticised Tawde, but he justified his actions stating that the photograph was added as a personal message to the students.