Schools flooded with forms for nursery admission

The more prominent schools witnessed record submission of applications for both general and EWS admissions.

Written by Shikha Sharma | New Delhi | Published:February 6, 2014 1:44 am
The more prominent schools witnessed record submission of applications for both general and EWS admissions. The more prominent schools witnessed record submission of applications for both general and EWS admissions.

Hundreds of parents queued up outside schools in the capital as submission of forms for nursery admission closed on Wednesday.

While the more prominent schools witnessed record submission of applications for both general and EWS admissions, scramble for seats was also visible in the capital’s lesser-known schools too, with many left with few or no seats for the draw of lots.
By Wednesday evening, Delhi Public School, RK Puram, had received 7,052 forms for 115 seats, up from 6,000 it received last year.

While Springdales, Pusa Road, has received 6,380 applications for general category seats, at last count, Bal Bharati Public School, Pusa Road, had received 5,800 applications for 368 general category seats. Mount Carmel, Anand Niketan, has received 1,800 applications for 40 seats; its branch in Dwarka has received 4,600 forms for 60 seats, taking the ratio to 45:1 and 76:1 children per seat at the schools respectively.

Laxman Public School has received 3,500-plus forms for 110-odd general category seats, and 1,200 forms for 40-odd seats in the EWS category. “Last year, we received 500-odd forms for EWS admissions, but this year the number is up. Even for general seats, the number has increased, which means we will have to conduct individual lotteries too,” Usha Ram, principal of Laxman Public School, said.

Other schools like Springdales, Pusa Road (2,819 forms), DPS, RK Puram (2,000), and Bal Bharati School (1,700) also witnessed record number of forms for EWS admission. In fact, in some schools like Mount Abu, Rohini, sale of EWS forms (2,492) exceeded the sale of general category forms (1,900).

According to Jyoti Arora, principal of the school, not only has the sale been unprecedented, but the large number of forms sold so far has meant her school will be conducting lottery for just 20-odd seats. “We have received 1,900 forms for 105-odd seats, and 2,492 forms for 35-odd seats under EWS. Most of the seats in the general category will get filled by those who have got sibling, alumni and other points. We will be taking out lottery for about 20 general seats this year,” she said.

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    Tanu
    Feb 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm
    When the LG, Mr. Najeeb Jung came out with the new guidelines for nursery admission in Delhi, most of the parents aspiring to send their kids to better schools in Delhi were happy and excited about. Mr. Najeeb Jung’s guidelines were w heartedly accepted by Aam Aadmi Party led government. The LG’s guidelines were also accepted by judiciary with the known views. Now, today when leading schools of Delhi like Mothers International and DPS (Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash) have come out with the lists of students selected in the lucky draw, this is strange to see that not a single child having 70 points has been selected. Only those kids whose siblings are already studying in the schools or either of their parents/gparents have been the alumni of the schools or both have been selected. Not only that, a major segment of selected wards are the kids of government officials who have been subject to job transfers. Now, those parents who have got the first kids, and have not been the alumni of these schools have been denied the opportunity to get their kids admitted in such schools. Where stand the common people (Aam Aadmi) who have their aspirations for sending their kids to better schools. Mr. Najeeb Jung’s guidelines are benefiting the same elite cl which has enjo the best treatments and opportunities available in the country for generations. The new guidelines have done great injustice to common middlecl people who have come up defeating all the way the icy hands of hardships and grinding poverty.How to rectify this atrocious guidelines:We believed that the LG’s guidelines failed to antite the large number of elite cl people who eat into all the seats available in the leading schools of Delhi. That common people would be made to send their kids to third rate schools as rich, ‘khandani log’ would devour their share of opportunities. These guidelines have decisively snatched children’s rights in getting admission in top schools.This is the consutional violation of fundamental rights to education. Therefore, we urge the LG and the Kejriwal government, which boasts the cause of aam aadmi, to revisit the guidelinesSuggested Point:There should be clear guidelines from LG that at least 50% students should be selected, out of 65% general category quota, holding 70 points (neighborhood), the rest to those having points based on alumni, sibling and job transfer considerations. As the first list of selected students would be out on 28th Feb, there is still enough time for LG to revise this gross error of judgment. which if not addressed, would certainly trigger many PILs and other legal recourses.
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    1. T
      Tanu
      Feb 9, 2014 at 3:29 pm
      When the LG, Mr. Najeeb Jung came out with the new guidelines for nursery admission in Delhi, most of the parents aspiring to send their kids to better schools in Delhi were happy and excited about. Mr. Najeeb Jung’s guidelines were w heartedly accepted by Aam Aadmi Party led government. The LG’s guidelines were also accepted by judiciary with the known views. Now, today when leading schools of Delhi like Mothers International and DPS (Vasant Vihar and East of Kailash) have come out with the lists of students selected in the lucky draw, this is strange to see that not a single child having 70 points has been selected. Only those kids whose siblings are already studying in the schools or either of their parents/gparents have been the alumni of the schools or both have been selected. Not only that, a major segment of selected wards are the kids of government officials who have been subject to job transfers. Now, those parents who have got the first kids, and have not been the alumni of these schools have been denied the opportunity to get their kids admitted in such schools. Where stand the common people (Aam Aadmi) who have their aspirations for sending their kids to better schools. Mr. Najeeb Jung’s guidelines are benefiting the same elite cl which has enjo the best treatments and opportunities available in the country for generations. The new guidelines have done great injustice to common middlecl people who have come up defeating all the way the icy hands of hardships and grinding poverty.How to rectify this atrocious guidelines:We believed that the LG’s guidelines failed to antite the large number of elite cl people who eat into all the seats available in the leading schools of Delhi. That common people would be made to send their kids to third rate schools as rich, ‘khandani log’ would devour their share of opportunities. These guidelines have decisively snatched children’s rights in getting admission in top schools.This is the consutional violation of fundamental rights to education. Therefore, we urge the LG and the Kejriwal government, which boasts the cause of aam aadmi, to revisit the guidelinesSuggested Point:There should be clear guidelines from LG that at least 50% students should be selected, out of 65% general category quota, holding 70 points (neighborhood), the rest to those having points based on alumni, sibling and job transfer considerations. As the first list of selected students would be out on 28th Feb, there is still enough time for LG to revise this gross error of judgment. which if not addressed, would certainly trigger many PILs and other legal recourses.
      Reply