Delhi govt relaxes upper age limit for Nursery admissions, sets at 4 years
The upper age limit for Nursery admissions in Delhi schools has been fixed at four years. According to PTI reports, the Delhi government has said that the upper age limit to be followed by private unaided schools for admissions to entry level classes, with the maximum age for nursery admissions has been set at four years.
The statement released by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said, "Earlier, the minimum age limit for admissions in pre-school, pre-primary and class 1 was prescribed as 3 years, 4 years and 5 years, respectively as on March 31, of the year in which admission is being sought. Now, the competent authority has fixed the upper age limit for admissions in entry level classes as - 4 years for pre-school, 5 years for pre-primary and 6 years for class 1," it added.
The upper age limit for admission in entry level classes for differently abled children have been decided as 5 years, 6 years and 7 years respectively. "The heads of the schools are directed to note that the relaxation in upper age limit to children with mental disabilities shall be allowed as a rule and that rejection of an application for admission should be based on valid grounds and a speaking order shall be passed by the principal," the circular sent to schools said.
Explaining the move, a senior DoE official said, "The lower limit for admission was already fixed at three years, but there was no upper age limit for admission. Logically, it makes sense for children of a particular age group to be in a particular class."
Earlier, the government had notified that the application forms for admissions to Nursery class in Delhi for the session 2016-2017 will begin from January 1. The last date for submission of forms will be 22 January. The schools have also been given instructions to publicise their admission criteria on their official website before the start of admission process.