Nursery admissions for the 25% economically weaker section/disadvantaged category will not start along with the general category this year.
Admissions to the general category are scheduled to begin from January 1. With the government deciding to make EWS admissions online, the process for the category has been slightly delayed.
“The admission schedule for EWS will be slightly deferred. Everything will be online and the software is being developed,” education minister Manish Sisodia told the press on Friday. Apart from this initiative, Sisodia discussed plans to improve school infrastructure. With the start of the new academic session, Delhi will have 25 new schools and 8,000 school buildings.
He said he hoped that the plan to recruit 10,000 teachers will improve teacher-student ratio in government schools.
He said the government was looking at creating an education hub in north-east Delhi to cater to Gokulpur, Ghonda and Babarpur area. He said they were in the process of transferring 30 acres of land from another department to education and create 10 schools in a cluster. Each schools will specialise in fields such as science, arts, sports and others. “For the next 20-25 years, there shouldn’t be a shortage of schools in the north east ,” said Sisodia.