To make the nursery admissions transparent from this year, the Delhi government has asked private schools to upload their admission criteria and details about the applicants online.
On Tuesday, the government announced admission guidelines for the 2016-17 academic session. Like last year, the process will begin from January 1.
Schools have been asked to upload online all the information about the children who apply and those who are selected.
They have also been asked to publicise their admission criteria online, before the procedure starts.
A circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said: “All private unaided recognised schools shall upload their criteria adopted for admission of ‘Open Seats at Entry Level Classes’ for the academic session 2016-17 on this directorate’s website. The schools shall also publicise their admission criteria on their website, if available, also well in advance before the start of admission process for public view.”
Schools have also been asked to prominently display the admission criteria and total number of seats available at the entrance.
“All the schools shall upload the details of children who apply for admission under ‘Open Seats’ and marks allotted to each of them by the schools under their point system, on the module developed by the department. The schools shall also upload the details of children admitted and wait-listed under and marks allotted to them by the schools, under their point system,” the circular said.
The government is also working on a plan to make admissions for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) completely online — from filling up of forms to selection of children through a computerised lottery system.
Nursery admissions in Delhi schools are done on the basis of a point system. Schools allot points to a child out of 100, on the basis of criteria including distance of residence from school, sibling studying in the school, if a parent is an alumni, if the child is a girl. There are some school-specific criteria too, which schools were allowed to decide after a High Court order earlier this year.
source: The Hindu