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Spurt in applications for EWS admissions this time

With local private schools having begun to display the list of eligible candidates with regard to the ongoing nursery admissions, the Chandigarh education department has become extra cautious in monitoring the EWS enrolment this year.

punjab Updated: Jan 04, 2016 11:18 IST
Aneesha Bedi
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With local private schools having begun to display the list of eligible candidates with regard to the ongoing nursery admissions, the Chandigarh education department has become extra cautious in monitoring the EWS enrolment this year.

After a notice was issued to all private schools by the district education officer (DEO), asking for the total number of forms they received as well as the eligible candidates under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) category, the schools are under scanner.

Several schools have started uploading information on their respective websites. There are many institutions which are still compiling the data or ensuring the authentication of those applying under the EWS.

The principal of Delhi Public School, Chandigarh, Reema Dewan said, “Over 100 eligible candidates are likely in the EWS category. We are yet to calculate the exact numbers since some of those, who have applied, are yet to submit the SDM authentication/certificate. ”The school has 37 seats reserved for the EWS quota.

Sources said, since the number of applications are quite high this year, it is taking a long time for the EWS families to get their certificates from the SDM.

Similarly, at Chitkara International School, of 408 forms that the school has received, 127 applicants are seeking admission under the EWS quota. “As many as 86 candidates are eligible as per our current record and the rest are yet to show us the complete documentation. So the number can increase in a day or two, ”said Ashish Bhatnagar, director of admissions, Chitkara International School.

Strawberry Fields High School director Atul Khanna confirmed that there were 147 students eligible for admissions under the EWS category against 40 reserved seats.

St John’s High School, which received over 700 forms this year, had already shortlisted the EWS candidates last year, since being a missionary school they aren’t entitled to admit the EWS students but do it as per their will. “There would be about roughly 25 seats for the same,” said Kavita C Das, the school principal.

Bhavan Vidyala, which has uploaded its details on its website, has considered 57 eligible candidates under the EWS category.

The number of applications the schools has received this year is much more than that of the last year’s.

Talking to HT, DEO Vinay Sood said no delay was being caused in document authentication, at least by the department. “We are monitoring the process very closely and issuing instructions to all schools on regular basis.”