Showing posts with label Nursery admission 2016-2017. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nursery admission 2016-2017. Show all posts

December 21, 2015

December 4, 2015

AAP introduced Delhi School Bill, 2015 — also known as the Fee Regulation Bill in assembly

Arvind Kejriwal
The second controversial bill is Delhi School (Verification of Accounts and Refund of Excess Fee) Bill, 2015 — also known as the Fee Regulation Bill. Introducing it in the 70-member assembly, Sisodia said, “People say that fee of a private school nowadays is more than their salaries, making private schooling for their kids a nightmare. This bill will ensure regulation and accountability.”
According to the bill, a committee headed by a retired high court judge or retired district judge or a retired officer not below the rank of principal secretary to the Delhi government will be constituted to verify schools’ accounts. If a school is found charging extra fee or diverting money, the committee can direct refund of excess fee and ask schools to re-fix its fees. The schools will also have to submit audited financial return along with proposed fee structure for next session. Schools that fail to comply may face jail term or fine.
But Agarwal and others say it gives “absolute powers to unaided recognised private schools to increase fees arbitrarily instead of controlling it” and “loot the hapless parents in whatever way the school managements like”.
“It fails to cater to the mischief of exorbitant and unjustified fee-hike for the following reasons: first, it presupposes that fee-hike by private schools is per se legal and valid unless the same is challenged by a complaint and is set aside by the committee. If we look at the existing acts on private unaided school-free regulation, particularly the Tamil Nadu (Regulation of Collection of Fee) Act, 2009, there is a stipulation of prior approval by the committee before fee-hike and the increased fee, once approved, cannot be further hiked up to three years. But here, the proposed bill has put the entire burden on the complainant.
“Second, this bill suffers from various practical anomalies. The burden has been cast upon the aggrieved parent to move in compliant. This onerous task would make the parent, and ultimately the child, amenable to be subjected to victimisation. Further, once a complaint is made, no time limit has been stipulated for disposal of the same by the committee, making it liable to be reduced to futility by sheer lapse of time. Even after a complaint has been decided, there is enough room for delay as the school can file objections and even after consideration of the same and final decision by the committee, there is a provision of appeal to the director, for disposal of which, no time limit has been stipulated. The school will thus continue to enjoy its free hand at least throughout the process which has enough scope for inordinate delays. It would not be an easy task for any parent to lodge complaints because they need a minimum support of parents of 20 students to 1/5th of that of the total number of students in a class to be able to file a complaint.”
The Delhi High Court in its decision dated 12 August 2011 in Delhi Abhibhavak Mahasangh and others vs GNCTD and others (criminal writ petition number 7777/2009) had constituted Justice Anil Dev Singh Committee to look into the accounts of each school and find out whether the fee hike by private unaided schools on the pretext of the Sixth Central Pay Commission was justified. The High Court had further directed that if the fee-hike was found to be unjustified, it would be refunded by the school to parents along with 9 percent interest. Justice Dev Singh Committee has so far indicated more than 450 schools and the refundable amounts cumulatively come to over Rs 250 crore. However, till date, not a single school has refunded the due amounts to the parents.
Even in 1997, when the parents had approached the High Court against fee-hike on the pretext of implementation of the Fifth Pay Commission, the High Court vide an interim order had permitted the schools to increase fee by up to 40 percent, resulting in recovery of over Rs 400 crore from the parents of Delhi, which was to be subject to the findings of Justice Santosh Duggal Committee and liable to be refunded if found unjustified. However, the working of the committee was “deliberately stifled by the Directorate of Education and the private schools”. As a result, no amount has been refunded till date.
“Thus, it is our experience that once a school charges fee from the parents, it becomes next to impossible to get it refunded,” said Agarwal.
The proposed bill everywhere talks about utilisation of funds in accordance with the provision of the DSEA, 1973, but it does not talk about determination and justifiability of fees charged. If one goes in terms of this bill, a complaint, if any, by parents can only be filed after at least 18 months from the date such fee is charged. Interestingly, parents cannot file a complaint or raise grievance, the moment, the fee is increased by a school. He has to wait till the audited accounts are finalised by a school.
Suppose, through proposed fee structure, a school has increased tuition fee by 25% for the next academic year 20016-17 and someone is aggrieved of that. The parents will have to wait for over a year to lodge a complaint because they have to see the fee charged from them is utilised or not. And if it is utilised, whether in accordance with the DSEA. In case, if it is not utilised, they will have to see whether it would amount to excess fee charge and become refundable.
“In a nutshell, the proposed bill is totally bogus and does not at all address the issue of arbitrary, exorbitant and unjustified fee hike,” the lawyer added.

December 3, 2015

AAP govt plans action against nursery admission interviews, donations....

The AAP government has decided to crack down on private schools in Delhi flouting admission rules and charging under-the-counter fees, a move aimed at cleaning up the city’s education system plagued by rampant corruption and mismanagement.
Stiff penalties are in the offing. According to the proposal, any institute demanding a donation or capitation fee in any form would be fined ten times the amount charged, or Rs 5 lakh, whichever is higher.
If a school breaks rules by interviewing children or their parents for nursery admissions, it would have to pay Rs 5 lakh for a first offence and Rs 10 lakh for each subsequent violation.
The government, which hiked its budget allocation for education by 106% this year, is planning a major overhaul of the school education system. The changes will be introduced by amending the Delhi School Education Act and Delhi School Education Rules 1973.
These modifications are likely to be cleared in the assembly session beginning on Wednesday as the ruling party has 67 of the total 70 legislators.
Once the bill for education reforms is approved in Delhi assembly, it would be sent to the Centre. Changes are likely to be implemented in the next academic session starting April 2016.
The AAP government, which rode to power this February on promises of corruption-free governance, is also drafting a law under which a committee headed by a retired judge would monitor school fee hikes and about 400-500 authorised chartered accountants would scrutinise the accounts of these institutes.
“If the schools are found siphoning fee money to other accounts or making fake bills, they could face imprisonment. The penalties and jail term will be decided soon,” said chief minister Arvind Kejriwal.
“The committee will have the power to ask schools to refund the excess money and will prescribe the fee for the next year. Also, there will be penal provision against the school and the management amounting to criminal prosecution and fine.”
After Rajasthan, Delhi too is mulling a law to end the no-detention policy in schools which came with the Right to Education. The government has yet to decide whether the policy will be restricted till Class 3 or 5.
“We are committed to improve the education in government schools, but there are also several complaints with private schools. So we are bringing in changes and will take action against those schools charging capitation fee either in cash or kind,” said Kejriwal.
Admissions for students from the economically weaker sections, for whom every school reserves 25% of its seats as mandated by the RTE Act, will now go online and become centralised.
During the admission process, the government, and not schools, would conduct the draw of lots to decide which students get picked.
There are plans to amend the Delhi School Education Rules, 1973, and withdraw a clause that says private schools should pay their teachers fees equivalent to government school teachers.
In the new arrangement, salaries of teachers in private schools will be fixed as per the minimum wages, and the government will decide on the proportion that is to be paid.
Delhi’s directorate of education (DoE) would also get more teeth. If a school does not comply with an order, the DoE would be able to take over the management or de-recognise it.
source: HT

Nursery admission rules in the Capital could change this year again....

Education minister Manish Sisodia confirmed that a law to bring in new guidelines would be introduced in the assembly session starting November 18
The “neighbourhood” criterion could be enough for three-year-olds to enroll in nursery class as the AAP government might chuck out all other norms with an aim to simplify the process — dubbed an annual headache for parents.
Education minister Manish Sisodia confirmed that a law to bring in new guidelines would be introduced in the assembly session starting November 18. “The new law will streamline the nursery admission process in the city.”
As part of the simplification exercise, a source said, a plan is being worked out to keep only the neighbourhood criterion or distance from home to school for a child seeking admission — the closer the better.
“This means, even general category students will be selected through draw of lots which is currently done for children from economically weaker sections of society for whom 25% seats are reserved under the right to education.”
The controversy-prone nursery admission process in Delhi, which normally starts in December, has undergone several changes in the past as the authorities looked for ways to make things easier.
In 2013, lieutenant governor Najeeb Jung issued a set of guidelines that reserved 70 points for children applying for admission in a “neighbourhood” school. Admissions were given to those living within a 6km radius of the school. The following year, the rule varied from school to school — from 3km to 6km.
“The neighbourhood norm is undoubtedly good because it agrees with the right to education. It will save children the hassle of travelling miles to reach school. It is not discriminatory and every child will be treated equally,” said Ashok Aggarwal, a lawyer and founder of Social Jurist, an NGO that works in the field of education.
It filed a court petition seeking a ban on interviews in 2004 and later sought scrapping of the point system when right to education was enforced in 2010. A source in the education department said the management quota, which allows 20% seats to be reserved for school authorities and children of staff, could also be junked.
Besides state-run schools, the rules are meant to regulate admissions to entry-level classes in private recognised institutions as well.
Source: HT

September 9, 2015

Gurukul The School - Ghaziabad - Online Registration Form, Fee Details

The age eligibility for the Pre-Primary classes:
  • Pre-Nursery: 2+ years on or before 31 March of the calendar year in which the admission is sought.
  • Nursery: 3+ years
  • K.G.: 4+ years and so on.
Documents required at the time of Registration:
  • Attested copy of Date of Birth Certificate issued by Municipal Corporation for Grade Pre-Nursery to I.
  • T.C duly signed by Area Education Officer along with Report Card of Previous Grade.
  • Medical Fitness Certificate of Student.
  • Address Proof & Identification Proof of Parents.
  • Photographs 2 passport size of student and 1 photograph of both the parents.
(Source: school website)

Click here for Gurukul The School details, ratings, and reviews and direct link to Nursery Admissions 2016 - 2017 page.

September 3, 2015

Matri Kiran - Junior School and Senior School, Gurgaon, Nursery Admissions 2016-17

Admissions Open for Academic Year 2016-17 session.
  • Pre-Nursery to Grade 5 – Junior School campus at Sohna Road.
  • Grade 6 to 8 – Senior School campus at Vatika India Next.

Age Criteria:
Pre-Nursery                          2.6 years as on 31st March 2016
Nursery                                  3.6 years as on 31st March 2016

Click here for more details about school
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August 31, 2015

Eicher School, Faridabad - Nursery Admissions 2016-17

Admission Procedure for session 2016-17
  1. Admission form will be available at the school’s reception during school hours from 5th September 2015. You may also download the admission form from the school website.
  2. The form has to be filled properly. Please ensure to fill all the columns.
  3. The filled form has to be submitted at the school’s reception during school hours.
  4. After scrutiny, the date of interaction will be intimated to you through e-mail and telephonically.
  5. A few parents will be called every day. Both the parents must report with the child as the admission will not be confirmed in the absence of either.
  6. The complete procedure  takes about 3 hrs. So please come prepared to spend that much time with us.
  7. Children are not tested formally, so do not tutor them.
  8. Submission of application or interaction does not ensure admission. The admission will be granted on the mutual understanding between the school and the parents.
  9. The selected students’ list will be put up daily by evening, both on the school notice board and our website-
  10. The admission fee for the selected students is to be deposited within 3 days from the date of selection.
  11. List of admission of wait-listed students will be put up after the completion of the admission process.
  12. Since the school does not have a canteen, on the day of interview light snacks will be available on payment.
  13. The age criteria and seats available for each class are as follows. Any relaxation in the given age criteria will be as per the discretion of the Principal.  

Pre-Nursery 2 ½ - 3 ½                  50
LKG                 3 ½ - 4 ½                  99
UKG                 4 ½ - 5 ½                 12
I                      5 ½ - 6 ½                  2
II                    6 ½ – 7 ½                   2

Documents Required

Class                        Documents Required

Pre Nur - UKG        Attested photocopy of Birth Certificate.
                             Passport size photographs of child,mother & father.
I - XI                    Attested photocopy of Birth Certificate.
                         Passport size photographs of child,mother, father.
                         Photocopy of previous 3 years results.
                         Transfer Certificate of previous school.

Source: School website
Click here to get more details about school. 

August 26, 2015

The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon - Point System for Nursery Admissions 2016

The Shri Ram School, Gurgaon has allocated 25 points to an essay under the head of "parents' response". Are they really serious??? This is not an essay writing competition, or may be it is!  (we published similar report long back in 2008 - as Delhi branch of this school ran similar "interaction/interview" thing at Vasant Kunj branch and seems like the administration really likes it a lot)

Here are other key points as setup by school -

  • 35 points for Staff/Sibling/Alumni.... that actually makes sense.
  • Max 20 points for neighbourhood
  • 5 points for Single Parent/Adopted Child/Special Needs
  • 15 points for first child

Last date for receiving all forms by 1600 hours on Thursday, 27th August, 2015
The list of applicants will be displayed at 1600 hrs on Friday, 11th September, 2015

  • There will be no screening, written test, interview or profiling of child/parents.
  • If applications are more than the number of seats available in each category, admission shall be done only by draw of lots/lottery
  • Closure of admission process will be on Thursday, 31st March, 2016
Photocopy of the documents to be carried along with originals at the time of fee submission:
  • Birth Certificate issued by the Municipal Corporation
  • Proof of residential address [Passport/ Lease Deed/ Electricity Bill/ MTNL Telephone Bill/ Electoral Card]
  • Note: School will also verify the residential address through home visits.
  • In case of sibling applicants: the identity card/admission no of sibling studying in The Shri Ram School whether at the Junior School i.e. Vasant Vihar, the Senior School i.e. Moulsari Phase III or at The Shri Ram School, Aravali
  • In case of staff children, staff ID card to be furnished.
  • In case of ward of Alumni of The Shri Ram School : Migration Certificate of the alumni parent.
  • In case of single parent: divorce decree/ death certificate of spouse
  • In case of adopted child: adoption deed
  • For proof of first born child: affidavit affirming that the child seeking admission is the first born child. (affidavit format is available on the school website)
  • Medical Certificate from government hospital or a report of diagnosis from a recognized hospital. (In case of Special Need or/ disability)

(Source: School website)

August 25, 2015

Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon, Noida, Faridabad - Nursery Admissions open for session 2016-2017

Shiv Nadar School is accepting applications for Nursery Admissions for session 2016-2017 for Gurgaon, Noida and Faridabad locations.

Key information about admissions:

Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon:
  • Registration for Nursery Admissions for the session 2016-17 starts from 29th of August at 8:00 AM
  • Registrations will close once the online application submission number reaches 200 or on the 30th of August at 11:00 PM, whichever is earlier
  • The self-attested hard-copy of the application form must be submitted at the school’s front desk before 1:00 PM on the 1st of September 
  • Selection will be lottery based
  • No applications will be considered post the deadline is over.
Click here to check Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon address, rating, reviews and link to admissions process/page.

Shiv Nadar School, Noida:
  • Registration for Nursery Admissions for the session 2016-17 starts from 5th of September at 8:00 AM
  • Registrations will close once the online application submission number reaches 200 or on the 8th of September at 11:00 PM, whichever is earlier
  • The self-attested hard-copy of the application form must be submitted at the school’s front desk before 1:00 PM on the 11th of September
  • Selection will be lottery based
  • No applications will be considered post the deadline is over.
Click here to check Shiv Nadar School, Noida address, rating, reviews and link to admissions process/page.

Shiv Nadar School, Faridabad:
  • Registration for Nursery Admissions for the session 2016-17 starts on the 28th of August
Click here to check Shiv Nadar School, Faridabad address, rating, reviews and link to admissions process/page.

(Source: school website)

PS: While most of us would know Mr Shiv Nadar - but in case this name doesn't ring bell to you - check out Mr Shiv Nadar's profile here

August 23, 2015

Bharti International Convent School, Gurgaon - Admission Open Nursery+ for session 2016-2017

Bharti International Convent School, Gurgaon is accepting applications for admission for classes from Nursery to 10th grade for session 2016-2017

While we at do not endorse or promote such practices, but this school is offering a discount of Rs. 10,000 on every admission. The good part of this offer (and we appreciate) is that the admission fee waived off for girl child.

Steps/requirements for admission:
  • Registration at school
  • Registration charge are essentially non refundable
  • Age limit for : Pre-Nursery 2+ years, Nursery 3+ years (as on 1st April)
  • A valid date of birth certificate
  • Previous class report card & school leaving certificate
  • Passport size photograph of the child
(Source: school website)

Click here to see school location, driving directions to school, admission information, school site, reviews, ratings and more.

August 20, 2015

St. Xavier's High School, Gurgaon - Nursery Admissions 2016-17

St. Xavier's High School, Gurgaon has started with the Admission process for Academic Session 2016 – 2017     
Date :  10th August 2015 Onwards 
Grade Pre-Nursery to Grade VIII 
Application Forms with details for the same can be collected and submitted, 
along with the required documents at the School Front Office 
between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm 

August 16, 2015

Emerald Convent School, Faridabad - Nursery Admissions 2016

Admissions Open for Nursery and All classes for session 2016-2017 

Registration forms are available as below:
Dates: Starting from 7th September 2015 (from 08:00 AM to 02:00 PM)
Venue: Reception Counter (click here to find Emerald Convent School, Faridabad address, location, route etc)

Age criteria:
Age Criteria for Pre-nursery, Nursery and KG 
Pre Nursery: 2+ years
Nursery: 3+ years
KG:- 4+ years

Other Admission Criteria:
Pre-Nursery and Nursery - An informal interaction with the child and the parents at school

Documents required at the time of registration:

  • Attested copy of Birth Certificate for Pre-Nursery and Nursery
  • Report card of previous class attended for KG to XI.
Documents required at the time of interaction at school:

  • Parents must bring certificates of their educational qualification

Documents required at the time of admission:

  • Both parents' educational qualification certificates
  • 3 passport size colour photographs of the student
  • 1 passport size colour photographs of both the parents
  • Photocopy of birth certificate of student
  • Photocopy of report card of the previous classes/grades
  • Transfer certificate (if applicable)

Admission Procedure: The admission form is to be duly filled and deposited with the necessary documents (above mentioned) along with the admission fee. The decisions of the school admission committee would be final.

(Reference: school website)

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Noble High School, Gurgaon - Admissions Open 2016-2017

This school appears to be new in the area as we could not find much details on their website, so beware!!

Noble High School, Gurgaon - Admissions are open for session 2016-2017

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August 13, 2015

August 12, 2015

August 11, 2015

Parents are in dilemma over Nursery admission age in Gurgaon schools

Parents who are seeking admission for their kids in the session 2016-17 in Gurgaon schools are having confusions due to Nursery Admission 2016-17 age criterion. Some schools are keeping 3 yrs as on March 31st 2016 and while some schools are keeping their age-cutoff as 3 yrs and 6 months.

August 10, 2015

Delhi Public School, Faridabad - Nursery Admissions 2016-17

Registration open for Nursery admissions 2016-17 in Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, Faridabad....

The registration process consists of two steps : 

   Step 1: 
Filling up the form (
fields marked * are mandatory)
   Step 2: 
Registration Fees Payment
Documents Required (Scanned copy) :   
Passport Size Photograph (80% Face Coverage)    2. 
Scanned Copy of Birth Certificate
Click here for more details.