The Directorate of Education has received over 73,000 applications against about 23,000 seats for nursery admissions under the EWS category, draws for which will be conducted today.
The DoE has also issued guidelines to schools regarding the computerised draw which has been centralised for the first time.
“The total number of online applications received is 73,059 and total number of seats is 28,193. Hence, every applicant can’t be selected in draw of lots,” a DoE official said.
“The draw for admissions will be conducted tomorrow (Monday) and the school allotted for admission under EWS/DG category shall be sent through SMS on the registered mobile phone number of the applicant within 24 hours of completion of draw of lots,” the official said on Sunday.
“The successful applicant may approach the school allotted in draw up to February 22, failing which his or her candidature will be cancelled,” he said.
Schools have been instructed to properly examine Economically Weaker Section (EWS) certificates and any income certificate submitted by the parents/applicants who have been selected under Disadvantaged Students Category (DG).
“The school shall carefully carry out the necessary scrutiny/verification of the documents produced. The school must also verify the genuineness of EWS/DG certificates issued by the different department through online, if available, or in writing from the office of issuing authority,” the circular said.