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Parents all set for the nursery admission race

Parents in the Capital are a bundle of nerves with just one day to go for the nursery admissions to begin. According to the Directorate of Education’s (DoE’s) fresh guidelines, the sale of forms will begin on December 15 and the filled up application forms can be submitted till January 15, 2010, reports Joyeeta Ghosh.

delhi Updated: Dec 13, 2009 23:51 IST
Joyeeta Ghosh

Parents in the Capital are a bundle of nerves with just one day to go for the nursery admissions to begin.

According to the Directorate of Education’s (DoE’s) fresh guidelines, the sale of forms will begin on December 15 and the filled up application forms can be submitted till January 15, 2010.

Most parents said the fixed admission schedule will help a lot.

And from collection of admission forms to preparing for the interviews, the parents have planned it all.

“All schools will put up the first list of successful candidates by February 1. This will help us know where we stand and the deposit fee will also be saved,” said Shivani Mehta, who is applying for her daughter's admission. “Earlier we had to wait for each school to put out their dates and the deposit fee would get stuck.”

Mehta, like most parents, was busy getting all the documents ready over the weekend.

“I just figured that my daughter's birth certificate does not have her name on it. So we rushed to the Municipal Corporation of Delhi’s office to get it done,” she said. “We are also getting an affidavit done for a first-born child and safe transportation.”

S. Gupta, who is also planning to get her daughter admitted to nursery, has Apeejay School, Pitampura, as his first preference.

But he is not too happy with the school’s schedule. “The school’s sale of forms is only for a week, December 15-22. So we have to rush.”

Gupta, a businessman will take a day off and will start buying admission forms on day one.

He has also visited websites and read Nursery School Admissions Tips And Suggestions authored by Sumit Vohra, who also runs the website www.admissionsnursery.com.

“The book is really helpful, since it discusses the admission process in detail,” said Gupta. “The book mentions that online forms should be filled only once and any duplicate forms would be cancelled.”

Monika Khanna who too is having sleepless nights over her daughter's admission is not happy with the fixed admission schedule.

“The common dates will make it a rushed affair. Everyone will get to collect the form on the same dates and the same time,” she said. “I think it is going to be quite chaotic.”