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Race for nursery seats begins in 1400 Delhi schools, parents on their toes

nursery admissions 2017 Updated: Jan 02, 2017 10:17 IST
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The admission for 285 other private schools — like Vasant Valley and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, among others — located on government land will be held separately, for which the administration will issue a separate set of guidelines.(HT photo)

The race for securing a nursery seat in around 1,400 private schools of the city begins on Monday.

The admission for 285 other private schools — like Vasant Valley and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj, among others — located on government land will be held separately, for which the administration will issue a separate set of guidelines.

According to officials, the admissions in these 285 schools will take place through the neighbourhood/distance criteria as mentioned in their allotment letter.

However, the idea of separate rules/schedule for some schools have put parents in a fix and left them worried.

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“I had initially decided that on Monday I will take a day off and apply for all the schools. But now with a separate schedule in the offing, I am thinking of applying when all the guidelines are out,” said Ramakant Sharma, a resident of Mayur Vihar in east Delhi.

Parents also said that they were hoping that the government announced the schedule for 285 schools early.

“We have decided the schedule and guidelines for these 285 schools. As soon as the Lieutenant Governor gives his nod for the same, we will release them,” said an official at the directorate of education (DOE).

Sources said former L-G Najeeb Jung resigning all of a sudden had also added to the delay in announcing the new guidelines. Delhi’s new L-G Anil Baijal took oath of office on Saturday.

For 1,400 schools of the capital, the admission process will begin from today (Monday), 8am.

Each school has their criteria uploaded on their website, a copy of which will also be available in the school notice board.

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In most schools, distance will be the criteria for which maximum points have been allotted. Other criteria includes — first girl child, sibling, alumni and single parent. One hundred points is divided among these criterions.

Most schools accept online forms but there are some where physical forms will be accepted. Some schools may even ask parents to submit filled registration forms along with required documents at the school counters.

“I have prepared a diary with details of different schools I am applying to. There are around 20 schools I will be applying to. I hope there will not be any problem

The documents required are proof of residence such as ration card, voter card, domicile certificate, phone bill, electricity bill and Aadhaar card. For sibling criteria a copy of fee/bill of the 2016-17 academic year will be required. In the alumni category, a copy of pass certificate of classes 10 and 12 will be required.

As per government schedule the last date for filling admission forms is January 23. The first selection list will be notified in the month of February.

“I have prepared a diary with details of different schools I am applying to. There are around 20 schools I will be applying to. I hope there will not be any problem,” said Mahender Singh, a resident of GK-1 in south Delhi.

Schools, too, suggested that parents didn’t panic as there was a lot of time for submission of application forms.

“Parents should prepare well before applying. There is no need to panic and once selected they should not delay and take admission,” said a principal of a renowned school in south Delhi.

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THE PROCESS IN A NUTSHELL
Nursery forms will be available from Jan 2 and the last date of submission of application forms is Jan 23. Admission process closes on March 31
Step by step guide for filling admission form
  • Check criteria for schools
  • Shortlist schools
  • Fill the online or offline form for concerned school from January 2
  • Submit the form on or before January 23
  • Schools will announce the first list of selected candidates on February 15
  • Draw of lots will happen in case of more than one student getting same points
  • Admission process will close on March 31
Documents to establish identity/address
  • Ration cards issued in the name of parents
  • Domicile certificate of child or of his/her parents
  • Voter I-card (EPIC) of any of the parents
  • Electricity bill/MTNL telephone bill/Water bill/Passport in the name of any of the parents or child
  • Aadhaar card/UID card of parents
Step by step guide for filling EWS admission form:
  • Admission process for the 25% reserved category will be online
  • Parents will have to log into the Directorate of Education website and register
  • Registration happens with mobile number and once registered details are sent on the number used to fill the form
  • The form in available both in Hindi and English
  • The form will have detailed list of schools and their location
  • It is important for parents to keep the registration number handy as it will be the reference for the entire admission process.
  • The admission in this category is decided on the basis of distance/ neighbourhood criteria and a draw of lots
  • After the selection, parents will have to go to the school and get documents verified
  • Income certificate is the most important document to claim free schooling facility.
  • The government is yet to release the schedule for this category.