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Some schools update new nursery admission rules

Nursery admissions 2016 Updated: Jan 13, 2016 17:32 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Nursery admissions

Parents along with their children interact with chief minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal on Nursery admissions at NDMC convention centre in New Delhi. (Arvind Yadav/ HT file photo)

A number of schools in the capital have changed their nursery admission criteria even as the school associations are yet to take a stand in the issue.

The Delhi government had on January 6 scrapped management quota and all other quotas, except for the Economically Weaker Section, for nursery admissions.

Sachdeva School has updated its criteria for three of its branches in Pitampura, Rohini and Sachdeva Global School, Dwarka and scraped the 32 % management quota.

Similarly, Mount Abu School, Rohini, which had earlier divided the general category seats as 20% sibling quota, 20% management quota and 35% open seats, has now removed the old criteria.

PP Inter national School, Pitampura has also scrapped the old rules.

Queens’ Valley School, Dwarka, which had earlier reserved 20% seats under the management quota, has now merged the seats under general category.

Indraprastha International School, Dwarka and Paschim Vihar, have also come out with new admission rules after removing the management quota. However, they have reserved 20% seats each under the quota for siblings, alumni and staff ward.

The Action Committee for Unaided Private Schools, of which 400 reputed schools are members, has sought legal opinion on the government’s order before deciding on their next move.

Read more: Delhi schools may move court against scrapping of management quota

The government’s announcement and different approaches by schools has, however, created expected confusion for parents as the admission process is already halfway through.

“Schools are likely to go to court. The parents are concerned about the future course of action. There is no clarity whether they have to refill the form again or not,” said Sumit Vohra, who runs an online portal for nursery admissions.