Delhi government fixes upper age limit for Nursery admissions

After the relaxation benefit to students in the entrance examinations or for admission to the institutions of higher education, now its time to apply same criteria to the students seeking admission in Nursery classes in the schools located in Delhi. If looked from a logical perspective, it makes sense for children of a particular age group to be in a particular class.

delhi government fixes upper age limit for nursery admissions

With beginning of Nursery admissions in Delhi having been announced, Delhi government has announced upper age limit that has to be followed by private unaided schools. The schools have been directed to set upper age limit as 4 years for admission to entry level classes with effect from upcoming academic session. This is not so even the upper age limit for admission in pre-primary classes has been set to 5 years while that for Class 1 it is 6 years.

Earlier the lower limit for admission was already fixed at three years, but there was no upper age limit for admission.

As per the official notification issued by Directorate of Education, “In accordance with the Delhi School Education Acts and Rules (DSEAR) 1973, the minimum age limit for admission in pre-school, pre-primary and class -I are prescribed as 3 years, 4 years and 5 years respectively as on March 31 of the year in which admission is being sought.”

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During the rule of Lt. Governor Najeeb Jung, setting up nursery admission guidelines were reformed and management quotas were removed to make education free for transgender kids in Delhi schools. By doing this act, Jung displayed a remarkably progressive attitude and taking into consideration the present announcement even the child in the womb would be praying that his/her daddy resides in the Delhi Region.

The upper age limit for admission in entry level classes for differently abled children have been decided as 5 years, 6 years and 7 years respectively. As per the circulars sent to CBSE affiliated schools located in the Delhi region, the schools have been strictly ordered to abide by the upper age limit rule for children with mental disabilities. In case of rejection of an application for admission, it should be based on valid grounds and a speaking order shall be passed by the principal.

Read more : Right to Education may extend from nursery to high school

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