New Delhi: The admission process for Nursery and Class 1 for academic session 2020-21 in private schools will begin from Friday in Delhi, Directorate of Education (DoE) of the Delhi government said. All the private schools, recognised by the state government, have been directed to upload the criteria and points on their websites by Thursday.
DoE has also asked all private schools that while admitting children in Pre-school, Pre-primary or Class 1 level, they should keep 25 per cent of seats reserved for EWS/DG category children. DoE has set a deadline for last date of form submission on December 27, while the first draw of students will be out on January 27, 2020.
In a circular issued to the schools, DoE said, “Only Rs 25 (non-refundable) can be charged from the parents as Admission Registration Fee. The purchase of prospectus of the school by the parents shall be optional. On February 12, 2020, the second list will be out. March 16, 2020, will be the date for closure of the admission process.”
“The draw of lots (if any), shall be conducted in a transparent manner in the presence of parents. All the eligible parents of students in the draw of lots will be informed well in advance by the school. The draw of lots will be conducted under videography and its footage to be maintained/retained by the school. The slips will be shown to the parents before putting in the box, being used for the draw of lots,” the circular read.
The department shall conduct a computerised draw of lots for admission of EWS/DG Category Students in all the private unaided recognized schools and the free ship category students in all the private unaided recognized schools running on government allotted land and regulated by the DoE.
For admission in the Pre-school (Nursery), Pre-Primary (KG) and Class 1, the minimum age for admission in this class shall be three years, four years and five years respectively by March 31 of the year in which admission is being sought. Similarly, the upper age limit for admission in Nursery, Kindergarten and Class 1 is four years, five years and six years, respectively.
The DoE has also reminded the schools that they cannot collect any capitation fee or donation from the parents at the time of the admission.