Only 20% private schools in Chandigarh provide info on EWS forms to education department
The education department of the UT administration had asked all private schools to send this information by January 19. Applicants can submit their forms for admission under the EWS category till January 31.Updated: Jan 23, 2018 11:54 IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
Only 15 of the 74 recognised private schools in Chandigarh (20.27%) have provided information on the number of seats they have reserved for the economically weaker section (EWS) and the number of forms received for admission to these seats.
The education department of the UT administration had asked all private schools to send this information by January 19. Applicants can submit their forms for admission under the EWS category till January 31.
Officials in the education department who are privy to the matter, on condition of anonymity, said only 15 schools out of the 74 recognised schools have sent their response to the department on how many seats they have reserved in EWS category and how many forms they have received for these seats.
Strawberry Fields High School, Sector 26, has a 160 seats in UKG, of which 40 are reserved for the EWS category. So far, the school has received 145 applications for these 40 seats.
KB DAV Senior Secondary School, Sector 7, has 80 seats, of which 20 are reserved for the EWS category. The school has received 73 applications for admission under the EWS quota.
Meanwhile, Stepping Stone School, Sector 38, has received 92 applications for the 30 seats reserved for EWS students. There a total of 120 seats in pre-nursery in the school.
Moti Ram Arya Senior Secondary School, Sector 27, received 63 applications for 15 EWS seats. The school has a total of 60 seats. However, not all schools received a good response for admissions to the EWS category.
Pt MLSD Public School, Sector 19, did not receive a single application for its five seats reserved for the EWS category. The total number of seats for nursery in the school is 20.
Maharishi Dayanand Adarsh Vidyalaya, Sector 32, received four applications for 10 seats. The total number of seats is 40.
Other schools which provided information to the education department are Sri Guru Gobind Singh Public School, Sector 35; Kulwant Rai Sarvhitkari Vidya Mandir, Sector 43; Nav Bal Niketan School, Sector 29; Lohia International School, Sector 47; Divya Public School, Sector 44; Kundan International School, Sector 46; Tribune Model School, Sector 29; and DAV Model School, Sector 15.
First Published: Jan 22, 2018 14:10 IST