The race for nursery admission in private schools in Delhi will begin today (Thursday). The last date to apply is March 4, 2021. According to the schedule released by the Directorate of Education, the first list of selected children will be released on 20 March. On the basis of this list, admission can be done by 24 March. At the same time, the second merit and waiting list will be released on 25 March. If the seats remain vacant after admission on the basis of this list, then the school can issue another list, which will be released on 27 March.

Under the new rules of the Directorate of Education, private schools will have to invite applications for the same number of seats in the pre-primary class in this session, which have been filled in the last three sessions.

The age limit rule will be applicable in the
nursery admission process. Under this, the age of the child will be calculated based on 31 March 2021. According to the formula prepared by the Directorate for the age limit, nursery for children above three years and below four years, KG for children above four and below five years and above five years and six years. Young children will be given admission in the first class.

A registration fee of Rs 25 will be charged as registration fee.

One of these documents is required
– Ration or smart card issued in the name of one of the child’s parents or parent
– Original residence certificate issued in the name of the child or his parents
– Voter identity certificate issued in the name of any one of the parents
– Electricity, water bill or passport issued in the name of one of the
child’s parents – Aadhaar card issued in the name of one of the child’s parents

Schools give 50 to 70 marks of distance.
Schools have been making school merit the basis for nursery admission. Under this, schools have to adopt select criteria to make admission merit. In this, marks are given to the child applying on the basis of distance from home to school, single child, sibling, parents being alumni of the school. The highest score is based on distance from school to home. Many schools score up to 70 out of 100 in this category. At the same time, 10 to 30 marks in other categories are given from schools.

Documents are submitted only for the address of the house. According to the
guidelines issued by the Directorate of Education, no educational and identity documents can be sought from school parents and children for nursery admission. Nor can the school take photos of parents and children during the application. At the time of application, the school may ask for some selected documents from parents as a home address document. These documents have been identified by the Directorate. One of the documents can be self-attested at the time of application.

Directorate of Education will monitor schools at the district level.
Directorate has also made complete preparations to make the process transparent. Under this, the directorate will supervise schools at the district level. To make the nursery admission process transparent, the Directorate of Education has set up a monitoring cell at the district level. This cell will work under the chairmanship of the Director of District Education. The Directorate of Education has also fixed the responsibilities of SAIL, under which SAIL will monitor all private schools and ensure that the guidelines issued by the school directorate are adhered to.

Monitoring cell will listen to complaints related to nursery admissions as well as redress them. SAIL will also ensure that the school uploads the list of all the children applying on the website with marks before releasing the admission list.

Parents can make a written complaint The
Directorate of Education has made arrangements to complain about the arbitrary and opaque attitude of schools in the nursery admission process. Under this, parents can make their complaints on the Directorate website http://www.edudel.nic.in/ by visiting the link to the Grievance Redressal and Monitoring Cell.

Schools cannot ask for donations for admission. Schools cannot ask for donations
from parents in lieu of enrolling children in the nursery admission process. The Directorate has clarified that the Delhi High Court in one of its orders prohibited donation in lieu of admission. If a school demands donation, it can be fined, which can be up to 10 times the amount of donation sought.

Important dates
– 18 February – Application process for admission starts
– 4 March – Last date of application
– 9 March – The list of children applying for admission will upload in the school website
– 15 March – Those applying on the basis of admission criteria Schools will release the list with marks for children
– March 20 – Schools will release the first merit list for admission
– March 22-23 – Parents will be able to appeal for questions and complaints about the first list
– March 25 – The second list will be released
– March 27 – Schools can issue third list if seats are vacant
– March 30 – Completion of admission process

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