January 11, 2008

Schools, Admissions and Voilation of DOE rules!

नमस्ते लवली चाचा! चरण स्पर्श दीक्षित अंटी! कर लो जो कर सकते हो इन स्कूलों का! - दिल्ली के नन्हें बच्चे !

NAMES OF SUCH BUSINESS MINDED SCHOOLS WILL BE LISTED ON THIS BLOG! IF YOU COME ACROSS SUCH INCIDENT, PLEASE REPORT TO US IMMEDIATELY AND WE WILL DO THE REST!

How many times the working parent can keep taking off from their offices? And how much money could a middle class person put at stake for this non-refundable token amount? - one of the parents reports

GIVEN BELOW THE LIST OF SCHOOLS THAT ARE OPENLY VOILATING THE RULES - information may be outdated, just in case you notice that it has been fixed/changed please inform us - Thanks!

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Red Roses Public School, Saket, New Delhi (reported by one of the parents on 14-jan-2008)
Rule voilation:
School is taking written test of kids, they are asking kids to write alphabets, numbers. Parents are asked to stand away from kids and they also ask kids to chant/sing 1-2 rhymes.

The best part is the kid gets candy at the end of this test.
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Santa Maria: Junior section of St. Mary. (reported by one of the parents on 11-jan-2008)
Address (as reported by on of the parents): 4, Green Avenue Lane, (near D-3 church), Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Rule voilation:

1.They are openly asking for 20K. The principal says "First come first serve, give 20K & you can admit your child right now."
2. Parent asked "Is it a donation or what?", The answer was "You can think whatever you want. It's non-refundable."
3. The cost of the form was 500 & no receipt was being given to anybody.
4. The principal's opinion on the "Mission Admission" : "As a good citizen of country, I should not say this. But the fact is the court has made a mess of the admission process." What a great message !!!

Shame! Shame! Shame!

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DPS Dwarka (NEW ENTRY! - 10-jan-2008)

Rule voilation:This school lays down the age criterion for pre-school admissions as:Age Eligibility: 3+ as on 31 March 2008 (children born between 01 April 2004 and 31 March 2005) This is clearly against the rules set by DOE. Can someone do anything about this. Where do I admit my Jan, 2004 born child?
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Venkateshwar International School (Dwarka in Sector-10 on 11-jan-2008)

Rule voilation:
1. This School distributed first of all the forms at the cost of Rs. 400.
2. They did not specify any admission criterion (100 point system)
3. They are openly asking Rs. 25000/- on the name of development fund.
4. Parent residing in the range of 12-15 km. with no siblings were invited for the interaction
5.
After few minutes of discussion with the administration guy, the chairman of the school comes out and clearly states - The school is not answerable to any parent, we don't have to give any reason to your why or what......... go and do whatever you want to do!!

Shame! Shame! Shame!
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AMIOWN, Pushp Vihar (details available at: http://www.amiown.com/admissions.aspx)

Pre-School: Available
Pre-Primary: No Vacancy

Rule voilation:
1. They are conducting interviews openly for over 1 month now!
Yes! Ask any parent that has attended that so called interaction। They take child to a room along with one of the wards and so called interaction takes place.
Our blog was first to publish this in any media (print, online) AMIOWN, see this post dated 31st Dec 2007.

2.School distributed forms from 7th Dec till 15th Dec, and registration has been closed on 15th Dec which is against the rules set by DOE!
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Birla Vidya Niketan
(Details available at:http://birla.ac.in/Notice%20board.htm)

Pre-School: Available
Pre-Primary:
No Vacancy
Forms: Not available online

Rule voilation: School says "Kid must be born between - 1st April’ 04 to 31st March ’05" which is against the rules set by DOE! Fixed!
BPS has changed their rule to match the guidelines set by DOE. So the above voilation has been corrected.

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Ryan International, Vasant Kunj (No details available at: http://www.risvk.org/admission.html)

Pre-School: Available
Pre-Primary: No Vacancy

Forms: Not available online (as on 16/12/07 at 4:23pm IST). Admissions page has not been updated for a long time now.

Rule voilation: School distributed forms from 1st Dec till 15th Dec, i.e. closed on 15th Dec which is against the rules set by DOE!
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The Heritage School (Rohini)

Pre-School: Available

Rule voilation: School has the following regulations on its website: "Children born only between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005।" which is against the rules set by DOE! Fixed! School has changed their rule to match the guidelines set by DOE. So the above voilation has been corrected.
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Delhi Public School (Rohini)

Pre-Primary:
No Vacancy

Rule voilation:
This school is planning to scrap Nursery
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Ramjas School

Pre-Primary: No Vacancy

Rule voilation:
School is denying forms for the 4+ yrs for pre-school and they don't have any vacancy in pre-primary class. Their age criteria is children born between 1st April 2004 to 31st March 2005.
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Laxman Public School (near Malviya Nagar F.O.)

Pre-Primary: No Vacancy

Rule voilation:
Their age criteria is children born between 1st April 2004 to 31st March 2005.
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St. Mary's School

Rule voilation:(Reported by one of the parents) School is asking for Rs. 20000/- deposit for registration which is non-refundable and their last date for registration ends on 18th December.
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More to be listed here soon! Stay connected!

43 comments:

Debanjana said...

Hey guys, any idea about where to file a complaint to DOE for violation.I could not find a number or email -there are nos and emails for specific person - but that I dont think will help.Birla should not do this - what happens to our kids who sare born between oct 2003 - March 2004?

Spyder said...

Yes an action can be taken and Directorate of Education has provided a feedback form for the same! If any school voilates the rules set by the DOE, a legal action may be taken against them.

Visit the following link to see the form:
http://edustud.nic.in/mis/student/student/frmAdmissionEntryLevelClass.aspx

You can refer to the rule#26 of order issued by DOE on 24.11.2007 which states:
"Any non-compliance of the above Order shall be viewed seriously and necessary action shall be taken as per the provisions of the Delhi School Education Act & Rules 1973."

Hope this helps. Please go ahead and file feedback against the school.

-spyder

Harried Parent said...

1. The Heritage School (rohini) has the following regulations on its website:
Children born only between 1st April 2004 and 31st March 2005. Admission is for pre-school only. Since my son was born in Jan 04; he is not eligible for nursery also!

2. DPS Rohini has anyways said they have no seats in pre-primary; further they are scrapping Nursery

3. That way. St. Columbus seems to be very fair (only in the age criteria that is); as they have said boys born during 1 oct 2002 – 31 mar 04 will be eligible for KG (pre-primary). However, 40 marks are for Chirstians, 20 for sibling, 20 for alumni and 20 for distance.

I guess a Hindu with a first born as a boy, who stays in North Delhi, who has not worked in the defence or military, whose child is normal and doesnt have a broken home has no chance of getting into any good schools as we wont get points for anything and there are no good shcools nearby. Call this a secular, just country?

Spyder said...

Good point sir! I am posting this to my previous list.

This is really bad time for parents and kids and agree with you completely.

Debanjana said...

Really, its becoming very trying times. Even regular neighbourhood schools are refusing to take on those born between Oct 03-March 04. Schools are violating DoE 's rules out right.Anybody in print or electronic media - atleast we could try to make some noise?

Anonymous said...

1. Ramjas School is denying forms for the 4+ yrs for pre-school and they don't have any vacancy in pre-primary class. Their age criteria is children born between 1st April 2004 to 31st March 2005. Same criteria is being followed by Laxman Public School, Birla Vidya Niketan, Tagore International School Vasant Vihar.
2. St. Mary's School are asking for Rs.20000 deposit for registration which is non-refundable and their last date for registration ends on 18th December.
I guess the children born between 1st October 2003 to 31st March 2004 are the most effected ones who were denied admission last year and will also be denied this year too. Can anyone do anything for these kids? DoE? SC? Anyone??

Debanjana said...

One good news: Birla has changed their age criteria.
Minimum Age : 3 yrs as on 31st March. 2008
Born Between - 1st October’ 03 to 31stMarch’05
http://www.birla.ac.in/index%20main.htm

Anonymous said...

Where is the info about Birla Vidya Niketan wrt Age specified - I culdn't find it on the site...

Heard that Birla is saying that u fill the form to satisfy yourself but we shall not give admissions to these kids(4+).

Overall.. Can anyone tell any person in Print / electronic Media to highlight this plight of Oct03-Mar04 born children and flouting of "No Maximum" age criteria by Schools..

Spyder said...

I have several ideas, just need people like you and me to gather and we can take some initiative to highlight this to media and take it even further.

If possible please share your views, and we can plan a confidential meeting at some common place on week-end help change the future.

cheers!
spyder

Debanjana said...

For the updated age info -Go to Birla's site and check the Notice Board Link.There is nothing in the Admission Page.

Anonymous said...

I dont see many people coming to this site.... Needs to be made more NOTICEABLE and reachable...

Heritage also specified the dates which is not as per DOE.

Spyder said...

We have over 1000 (one thousand) hits in last 3 days and we are gettingnoticed more and more with great support from all parents.

We are working with Google tools to increase more visibility on Google. Feel free to add/send your suggestion on the same and help us in this mission.

You can contribute by sharing this link with your friends, or send bulk mail to friends.

Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me about Amiown... do they have Nursery class.. do the children admitted there go to KG in Amity????

Is their admission open??

Will Amity take out separately also later??

Anonymous said...

Can someone tell me about Amiown... do they have Nursery class.. do the children admitted there go to KG in Amity????

Is their admission open??

Will Amity take out separately also later??

Anonymous said...

Ok.This is what Amiown told me -they are the pre school for Amity International. Following HC rule, Amity will scrap its nursery - it will now be Amiown pre school. About being promoted to KG , they said , yes these kids will be promoted to KG in the big school.
But there are different versions they gave to different people - so dont know what will be their actual policy.

Spyder said...

As I posted on our Adidiot forum earlier, Amiown told us that they CAN'T promise that Amiown kids would get admission in pre-primary Amity next year.

-spyder

Anonymous said...

Another violation Of DoE noted, this time by the most 'reputed' Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. The age criteria here again is 1st April 2004 to 31st March 2005. They did not consider the 3+ yrs kids last year also. They also have asked parents not to disturb the school over the age criteria.

Anonymous said...

New Green Fields Saket also not considering 4+ children for Nursery (pre-School) , taking their forms only for KG ( pre-Primary)!!!!!!!!!!!!

What about the so called "MINIMUM AGE"..

I guess the Govt doesnt want another term...

Anonymous said...

New Green Fields Saket also not considering 4+ children for Nursery (pre-School) , taking their forms only for KG ( pre-Primary)!!!!!!!!!!!!

What about the so called "MINIMUM AGE"..

I guess the Govt doesnt want another term...

Anonymous said...

So which all schools are taking 4+ children in Nursery?
And what are their dates?

Can anyone start a POst for 4+ year olds...to share all info...

Anonymous said...

BlueBells is alos not accepting 4+ in nursery.. Very Very Unfair.. we tleast expected support from Schools :(

Anonymous said...

During Interaction, Schools are openly taking Interviews of children. This is in gross violation of DOE. What have we achived ??? This is now worse than previous years. What is the fun of formulating directions for school when the schools are ignoring them openly.

Vanita said...

hi everyone..i am from print media...working with Metro Now...which st.marys are you guys talking of? is it the one at safdarjung ??? u can contact me at vanitachitkara@gmail.com or vanita.chitkara@metronow.co.in

Anonymous said...

I am father of 4 yrs old and fighting for the same. I can help you (we probably we togather can really try to do something for parents and kids)

I have sent you (Vinita, Metro Now) an e-mail today evening.

Vanita said...

hey where did u send me the mail.plz mail me at vanitachitkara@gmail.com

harassed said...

DPS Dwarka is also not accepting 4+ kids for their pre-school admissions. this is clearly written in the online admission form at the the school's website:

"Age Eligibility: 3+ as on 31 March 2008 (children born between 01 April 2004 and 31 March 2005) "

They have no vacancies in pre-primary. I hv a daughter who is Jan 2004 born and I am not able to find a good school to get her admitted. She could not get thru Mt. Carmel's lucky draw :(

Shruti said...

Some schools are giving weightage according to the parental professional qualifications/profession, which according to me is contradictory to the fundamental law of education to all and equality in society. The weightage system is biased and limited to perticular group of society.
Education is for all, it shoul'nt be treated as heridity.

Anonymous said...

I filled the form for pre-primary in Modern School, Shalimar Bagh but I received a call from the school that my child is not fit for pre-primary and I should fill the form for pre-nursery and the next day of filling my form, they have asked openly for a donation of Rs. 30,000/-.

Anonymous said...

This is ridiculus. For Apeejay Shk Sarai, they have given admission to a kid getting 56 points, but my daughter has got 58 points and her name is not shortlisted. This is really bad. These schools are just playing with us, fooling us. Something needs to be done.

Anonymous said...

Dear Spyder, This requires urgent attention. In Ryans International, Vasant Kunj, they are inviting parents for interaction (basis unknown). When I called up to enquire about the interaction, I got the reply that the list will be put up on 1st Feb. and there is no interaction prior to that. Then on what basis they are calling the parents for interaction. Something fishy??? What kind of value education these schools will provide to our children???

Anonymous said...

Modern School Interview: Do you live in parental house? Do you live in a joint family? How many people live in your house? Is yours a family business? What are they trying to judge??? 100 seats and 2800 applications. we are just wasting our time!!! the seats are probably already gone...

Kirtica said...

I wonder if anybody can tell how Amrita Vidyalayam is.

Kirtica said...

Spyder, please do read my e-mail. it would make a difference to many parents who are still trying to get their wards admitted.

Spyder said...

I ahve some idea about Amrita Vidyalayam and as far as I know this school has one of the best student-teacher ratio (proably 15-1).

School has very good/safe buses for junior section. Run by Mata Amrita-anadmayi Mission and known as one of the best Amrita-anadmayi Mission schools in india.

Cheers
Spyder

IKLAVYA - The True Student said...

Hi Spyder...

I missed out on the form of Amrita Vidyalam. Any Hope now....???

Spyder said...

Sorry to say but I dont think you can do much here. I know at least one more such Amrita case as theri kid WAS shortlisted at Amrita in the first list in the last week of Jan but they refused as they had some hope till then (1st Feb was due at that time)....and now, poor parents are running around as they did not make it to any list at any school and Amrita has also refused to take their case.

Only real luck can get anyone there - basically true for every school.......

Good luck!

Savy said...

Can u pls. advise how Indraprastha International, Dwarka is. Is it good school

Spyder said...

Here is all I know (or could dig) about this school:

Tuition Fee: Rs.2500/-
Admin Charges: 775/-
Other Annual Charges: 5925 + 3325

School is a member of UK -India Education andResearch Initiative (UKIERI) which aims to workon educational links between India andthe UK, basically partners in education.

In general, school is good and lokks like only last year they had their first class X batch sitting in exams and the agg. result was 87% - not bad.

I really have no idea of their junior section but if u judge by records at senior classes, it should be a good choice.

I know its tought to pick the best one.....all the best :)

Cheers
Spyder

Nits said...

I have applied in 22 schools , no luck as of now.The only thing I can understand after interactions is that if you are a Hindu, with first child & that too a boy , with normal child & if you are not at high govt post/ army- Then you have no right to even think of getting your child admitted in a good school. Learning - INDIA IS NOT SECULAR, OUR GOVT IS A MUTE PUPPET IN THE HANDS OF SCHOOL MANAGEMENT (MAY BE DUE TO VESTED INTERESTS) , THE SAME APPLIES TO ALL OTHER FIELDS LIKE INCREASING FOOD PRICES OR GIVING LANS TO HOAPITALS FOR FREE TREATMENT & THEN ENDING WITH BIG HOSPITALS MAKING MILLIONS OUT OF IT.I HAVE ACTUALLY STARTED FEELING ASHAMED OF BEING AN INDIAN ?

sumit said...

Please let me know, where i can find the shortlisted candidate list for admission for KG

Hulk said...

Today in India, everything is either corrupt or a money churning machine.

Education sadly is both.

I have checked the website of Ministry of HRD (Since Education falls under its purview)

It has two links on its home page:-

1. Department of School Education & Literacy

2. Department of Higher Education

Go to Link 1.

In there there is an RTI link & other is for Public Grievance

Please use RTI and give all details that you all may have, as in information & personal experiences with regard to Admission process or the lack of it...

Lets join hands and get their corrupt ass's kicked...

Hulk said...

Here is the links on the Ministry of HRD Website for Public Grievance redress Mechanism:

http://pgportal.gov.in/

Hulk said...

here is the Contact details of Nodal Officer for public grievance related to Schools & admission:-

Department of School Education and Literacy
Smt. Radha S Chauhan
Joint Secretary (CVO&PG)
Room No. 107, 'D' Wing,
Shastri Bhawan,
New Delhi
Tel: 011- 23388632

Why not take a group march of parents and their kids to her office, And if News Channels are also taken along, that would surely wake the government from its deep slumber...

Lets become the change we want.