Nursery admissions for the next academic session will begin from January 1 with no changes in the process and schools having autonomy in allocation of points to various criteria under general seats.
Admission forms will be available from January 1 and the last date of submission of application forms is January 22, says the nursery admission schedule announced by the Directorate of Education on Tuesday.
The admissions will happen as per last year’s process as the Centre is yet to clear the amendments to the Delhi School Education Act and Rules (DSEAR) 1973 that the Delhi government passed in the winter session of the assembly, officials said.
“The admission process for general category seats will begin from January 1. There are no changes in the process as the amendments to DSEAR are yet to be approved by the Centre. Schools have the autonomy to decide pointers for the criteria. We have only given the schedule,” said Padmini Singla, director of DOE.
The first list of selected candidates, including the waitlist candidates, along with marks allotted under point system will be announced by schools on February 15. The second list, if any, will come out on February 29 and the admission process will close on March 31.
Education minister Manish Sisodia said schools would be required to upload list of applicants as well as admitted and waitlisted candidates along with marks allotted to each of them.
“Basically 2 new changes to ensure transparency in nursery admission - list of applicants & list of admitted/waitlisted along with marks given. Schools have to declare admission criteria which shall be well defined, non-discriminatory, unambiguous & transparent (sic),” he tweeted.
The directorate has asked schools to display the admission criteria (along with point for each criterion) and total number of seats available on a flex board at the entrance of school.
He said the process for admissions into the 25% EWS/DG (economically weaker section/ disadvantaged groups) categories would be announced separately. It said the department was in the process of developing a module for online admissions under the category.
Sisodia said the number of seats at entry level in each school will not be less than the highest number of seats in the entry during last three years.
Meanwhile, DOE has asked schools to upload their admission criteria (with points for each criterion) on doe’s website by December 20 this year.
While the minimum age has been fixed at 3 years by 31 March of the year admission is being sought, DOE said the issue of uniform upper age limit is being deliberated by government.