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EWS admissions: Wrong information on seats leads to confusion

The last date for granting admissions is hereby further extended up to March 18. All schools are directed to complete the process by then

By: PTI | Updated: March 1, 2016 6:21:38 pm

Parents of EWS category admission seeker students, who have been allotted North-East Delhi’s East Point School in the centralised draw, are in a limbo as the administration had furnished wrong information about the number of seats to the Directorate of Education.

“All the schools were asked to provide us information about number of seats available for Nursery and KG in their respective institutions. The East Point School, Vasundhara Enclave, mistakenly furnished information about the total number of seats rather than vacant seats,” DoE Director Padmini Singhla said.

“Since more number of seats were shown available, more students were allotted the school in the computerised draw. The matter has been brought to our notice and remedial measures are being taken.

“After admissions to the first list are over, we will try accommodating the students in schools next on their priority list depending upon the distance range,” she added.

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The confusion has left parents in a fix with the school administration telling them the seats are already full.

“I have been going there for 10 days and we are turned away from the gate saying the seats are full. Daily there is a queue outside the school with parents having same problem. Why was the school allotted to my child if the seats are already occupied? ,” said Sonpal, whose son has been alloted the school for admission to KG class.

When contacted, the school authorities said they cannot accommodate any more students as the seats are full.

“We have been telling any parent who approaches us that the seats have been already filled. The parents are wasting their time as well as of the school administration by queueing up outside the school premises. We advice them to contact the DoE,” said Kanupriya, a senior school administration official.

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Meanwhile, the department has yet again extended the last date for completion of admission.

“It has come to the notice that most of the private unaided recognised schools have not completed the admission process of EWS/DG category. Students selected through computerised draw of lots at entry level classes in spite of granting extension of time up to February 29,” DoE said in a circular issued to schools.

“The last date for granting admissions is hereby further extended up to March 18. All schools are directed to complete the process by then,” it added.

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