Online admission forms are what parents in Delhi want in the New Year.
With schools selling forms for the upcoming admission season from January 1, parents would be forced to queue-up in front of schools early in the morning just to get one application form.
Week-long leaves have also become common among parents to make sure they buy and submit all forms on time.
"If schools made online applications possible it would be so much easier for everyone. Parents spend maximum time standing in queues to buy or submit forms. Why don't schools go in for online application systems is anyone's guess but it is something that almost all parents want," said Rajat Gupta, a government employee and father of two whose son will seek admission in nursery this admission season.
Currently, there are only a handful of schools that offer an online application procedure. These include Vasant Valley School, The Shri Ram School, Ahlcon International School and DPS RK Puram. Some other schools such as DPS Vasant Kunj and Modern School offer a partially online system where the forms can be downloaded but has to be submitted in person.
The Springdales Schools, which see close to 8,000 applications every year for nursery, may be the next to follow suit.
"We will present a proposal before the managing committee next week and if it is passed then parents will be able to download forms from the school website," said Ameeta Wattal, principal, Springdales School, Pusa Road.
In a survey conducted among 1,800 parents by a portal, admissionsnursery.com, 90 per cent of the respondents supported online forms.
"Since a central admission procedure cant be implemented parents want online forms,” said Sumit Vohra, founder, admissionsnursery.com.