New Delhi: The Delhi government on Monday initiated the process for admissions in nursery, KG and Class I for the academic session 2021-22. A notification was issued asking all the district education officers to provide information regarding the seats available for both general and reserved categories in city's private schools.
There were a lot of speculations doing the rounds as the admissions were delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier, there were reports which suggested that the Delhi government might scrap the nursery admissions.
However, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the government will soon begin the nursery admission process in private schools.
“All district DDEs are hereby directed to get the above exercise completed by February 15 so that further necessary action can be taken to start the online admission process for the next academic session...,” the notification read.
Approximately 1,700 private schools in the city will begin the admission process. The admissions will be done for more than 2,00,000 seats in entry-level classes.
There are separate entrance processes for general seats and the reserved category. Students from Economically Weaker Sections(EWS)/Disadvantaged Groups (DG) categories can apply under reserved seats.
This time, the admissions were delayed by more than two months due to the coronavirus pandemic. The admission process normally starts in November or December.
In the notification, the DoE has asked all deputy directors of education (DDEs) to give an updated list of all private unaided recognised schools in Delhi, the correct GPS coordinates of all the schools categorised by jurisdiction, and information regarding EWS/DG category seats at the entry-level classes.