The Directorate of Education has sought clarification from Modern School on the admission criteria and point system being followed for this year’s nursery admission.
Hindustan Times had reported on January 15 that both branches of Modern School (Humayun Road and Vasant Vihar) haven’t yet adopted the 100-point system for their admission process.
The institutions, which are among the most sought after in the Capital, have disclosed the admission criteria — neighbourhood, girl/boy ratio and mixed profile of family background — but no weightage has been accorded to each factor in terms of points.
Acting on the HT report, the Directorate has taken an initiative to ensure transparency in the admission process.
“The notice was issued about two to three days ago and we haven’t heard from them yet. A school is usually given about a week’s time to respond,” said an education officer on conditions of anonymity as he is not authorizsd to talk to the media.
The 100-point system was introduced two years ago to make nursery admissions more transparent. Schools are expected to compulsorily disclose the admission criteria and distribute 100 points among them.
Goldy Malhotra, principal, Modern School, Vasant Vihar and Manju Rajput, headmistress, Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Humayun Road, was unavailable for comments despite repeated attempts.