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School asks for parents' qualifications, releases forms

delhi Updated: Dec 28, 2011 00:06 IST
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While asking parents about their educational qualifications and profession is strictly disallowed under the Delhi Government's nursery admission guidelines, a school has gone ahead and done just that.

In its nursery admission form, Amrita Vidyalayam, Pushp Vihar in Saket, has not only flouted one but two norms.

The guidelines clearly state that schools cannot come out with forms before January 2 but Amrita Vidyalayam has already released online admission forms with an option to submit forms as well.

The school is also asking for details of parents' profession, the name of pre-school attended and any help — cultural/professional/academic/sports — that the parents can offer.

The school authorities did not respond to calls despite repeated attempts. A copy of the form is with the Hindustan Times.

"I have submitted the form online and when I asked on what basis they will give admission, the school's answer was very ambiguous. They asked me to submit the form, the rest would be decided later, I was told," said a parent who did not want to be named.

The nursery admission guidelines clearly state that schools have to submit the guidelines to the Directorate of Education before releasing forms. The date for the release of forms has been set as January 2.

Various other schools, meanwhile, have come out with their points system for admission.

While Springdales Schools have 30 points for sibling, 25 for alumni, 20 for neighbourhood and 10 for first born child among other criteria, Ahlcon International School in Mayur Vihar is awarding points for neighbourhood (30), Siblings (25), Single parent (10) and children with special needs (10).

Bloom Public School in Vasant Kunj is gining 50 points for neighbourhood and 50 to Alumni/Sibling.

This time around, more schools are awarding points to first born children and children with varied cultural backgrounds. The complete points can be viewed at the schools' websites.