Parents aspiring to secure a seat for their little ones in nursery are now facing a new challenge in the form of points system under which the schools will allocate points to the applicants on different parameters and conduct the selection.
Each child will be given points on the basis of certain criteria like distance from school, sibling and parents' qualification. The points will be given out of 100.
While the Directorate of Education (DoE) guidelines had asked the schools to adopt a more uniform points system, schools are acting according to the autonomy given to them by the High Court.
According to a High Court ruling that accepted some of the recommendations made by the Ashok Ganguly Committee, schools have to allocate 80 points on similar parameters while they can chalk out different parameters for 20 points as per their discretion, but they have to inform the DoE and make the criteria public.
Most schools give weightage to basic parameters such as distance, sibling in the school, alumni parents, qualification and occupation of parents, girl child and single parent, different basis like parents with intercaste-marriage, vegetarian family, and regional minorities have also been adopted by some schools.