Over 1300 private schools have missed the deadline to notify the criteria for the nursery admissions that begin on January 1 for the coming academic session.
Of the 1,735 private schools, only about 360 schools have notified the guidelines and admission criteria.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) had asked all the unaided recognised private schools to upload their criteria adopted (including points for each criterion) for admission to entry level classes (other than EWS/ DG category seats) for the academic session 2016-17 on its website latest by December 20.
But 1375 schools had not yet uploaded their criteria as of Monday, a day after the deadline was over, according to data available with the DOE
Padmini Singla, director, said that the schools would be asked to comply with the directives within three days. “We will send a communication to the defaulter schools to comply with the directive within next three days,” Singhla said.
The directorate had asked schools to develop and adopt admission criteria that are clear, well defined, equitable, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent.
“It shows either schools don’t take the DOE seriously or they don’t want to be transparent and disclose their criteria. This will only lead to ambiguity and confusion for parents at the last moment,” said Sumit Vohra, who runs an online portal on nursery admissions.
Admission for ms will be available from January 1 and the last date of submission of application form in schools will be January 22. The first list of selected candidates, including the waitlisted candidates, along with marks allotted under point system will be announced by schools on February 15.
The second list, if any, of selected candidates will come out on February 29 and the admission process will close on March 31.