The admission of Nursery students will start from 2nd January 2017. The admission process will start in 1,400 private unaided recognized schools in Delhi. But, the process will not cover around 285 schools. These schools have been built on DDA land and hence will have to follow separate guidelines and schedules. The Directorate of Education will announce separate guidelines and schedule for these schools.
Out of a total of 1,700 schools, the admission process will start for 1,400 schools. The parents can start collecting the admission forms from 2nd January. The last date to submit the application form is set as 23rd January 2017. The parents will have to pay Rs. 25 as the registration fee. All these schools have the right to decide what all points they should be including in the list. But, they will have to stay away from 51 pointers that were scrapped by the government last year. Some of the pointers that are included in the scrapped ones are an oral test, interview, education, age and profession of parents. The minimum age limit for admission has been set for 3 years.
According to an official, “The admission process for general category seats will begin from January 2. Schools can decide pointers for the criteria but they cannot adopt 51 listed criteria that have been abolished by the government.”
DOE said, “The above guidelines and schedule is not applicable for the schools running on the land allotted by DDA on the condition that ‘the school shall not refuse admission to the resident of the locality’ or ‘the society shall undertake to admit 75% of the students of the neighbourhood or from the locality in which the school is located.”
Manish Sisodia, Deputy Chief Minister and Minister for Education, said, “Delhi government has just two expectations from private schools – transparency in the admission process and fixing of fees on the basis of real expenses of schools. They should not earn profit from it.”
By 15th February, the list of selected and waitlisted students will be out. After that, the second list will be out on 28th February. As of now, the government has set the last date for completing the entire process by 31st March.
This year, 25% of seats will be reserved for economically weaker sections of the society.