Nursery admissions in Delhi from January 1

New Delhi: Despite repeated warnings from the Delhi government, over 80 private schools in the national capital were yet to notify their criteria for nursery admissions that are set to begin on Friday.

According to data available with the Directorate of Education, 88 out of 1,737 private schools have not notified their criteria despite passing of three deadlines and the department warning them of strict action.
DoE had asked all unaided recognised schools to “develop and adopt criteria for admission which shall be clear, well defined, equitable, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent”.

The schools were asked to upload the criteria adopted for admission to entry level classes, other than those for economically weaker sections and disadvantaged groups, for the academic session 2016-17 on the directorate’s website latest by December 20.

However, after over 1,300 schools had failed to meet the deadline, DoE issued a notice warning the schools of strict action if the directive was not complied with latest by December 25. The deadline was later extended to December 31.

The nursery admission process in Delhi schools will begin from January 1 and conclude on March 31.

While the last date for submitting the application is January 22, the first list will be out on February 15 followed by another list on February 29.

The admissions to the entry level classes in private schools under the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories will also be carried out in the same schedule.