Showing posts with label Nursery admissions gurgaon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Nursery admissions gurgaon. Show all posts

March 1, 2017

Delhi parents are rushing to Gurgaon to secure seat....?

As nursery admission in Delhi schools have not started, a number of parents are rushing to Gurgaon to secure a seat for their little ones. Some parents said Gurgaon schools offer more choice, both in terms of curriculum and infrastructure.
While admission process in Gurgaon schools started on August 1, Delhi schools will open their counters only be the end of the year.
“Delhi schools offer fewer seats and the admission process is comparatively tough. But in Gurgaon, the scenario is the opposite. Also, most schools provide bus services to Delhi and so admitting my child in another city is not a problem,” Latika Pant of Green Park in New Delhi, said.
Schools such as Delhi Public School (Sector 45), DPS (Sushant Lok), The HDFC School, Suncity World School, Amity International School, Millennium School, Ridge Valley School, Vega Schools, Lotus Valley International School, Scottish High International School and KR Mangalam School have already started their admission process. Others are likely to follow suit by the end of the month.
Parents also said Gurgaon schools are affiliated to different educational boards, including CBSE, Cambridge IGCSE, ICSE and International Baccalaureate (IB), giving them more choice.
Jasmine Joy of Aya Nagar said, “My husband and I have studied in schools affiliated to ICSE and we want our child to study under the same board. Gurgaon has maximum number of schools in Delhi-NCR with the same board.”
“The better schools around my home are on the other side of the border, in Gurgaon. I do not want my child to compromise on her development and education. Plus, most of the schools are offering at least 100 seats, giving more chance to my daughter,” Manju Pande of Kapashera said.
Authorities of Gurgaon schools said they are getting more application and enquiries from Delhi this year.
Avishek Roy, head, community outreach, Vega Schools, said, “A lot of parents, especially from south Delhi localities such as Chhatarpur, Aya Nagar and Saket, are enquiring about the school. We are a new establishment and a lot of queries are coming forward from word-of-mouth.”
Peeya Sharma, principal of Ryan International School, Sector 40, said even last year the school received 100 applications from Delhi. “There are a number of reasons for parents to apply here. The most important is early admissions and more seats. We are expecting a similar or higher number of requests this year too.”
Though most institutions are welcoming parents from Delhi, a few schools are also denying their requests.
“Parents from Delhi are coming to the school daily to take or submit forms as the admission process is considerably easy in Gurgaon. But, we are not accepting the requests as the school is not providing transport facility to Delhi and giving the children admission would compromise with their security,” Anita Makkar, principal, The HDFC School in Sector 57, said.

August 22, 2016

Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon - Important Updates, Nursery Admissions 2017-18

Registrations for Nursery Admissions for the session 2017-18 will open on the 14th September, 2016 (11 AM to 4 PM)

Important Updates regarding Nursery Admissions
  1. Registration window for Nursery Admissions at Shiv Nadar School, Gurgaon for the session 2017-18 will open on the 14th of September' 2016 between 11 AM and 4 PM

  2. You can click on REGISTER FOR ADMISSION to go to the registration portal.

  3. Due to multiple Nursery Admission windows in the city, the nursery admission fee for session 2017-18 has been made refundable. The admission withdrawal has to be made latest by October 31st, 2016 to avail the admission fee refund.

To know more click here    

August 19, 2016

Gurgaon parents puzzle due to varying nursery admission procedures

Gurgaon schools, unlike Delhi schools, do not have a regulatory body to check nursery admission procedures that started in July
With the age limit for nursery admission still unclear, parents seeking admission for their little ones have more to worry about after schools notified different admission procedures.
While some schools are using point system and lottery system to choose students, some others prefer personal interaction. Some institutions are also giving admission on a first-come first-served basis.
Gurgaon schools, unlike Delhi schools, do not have a regulatory body to check nursery admission procedures that started in July. The district education officers (DEOs) - elementary and senior - say the nursery section does not come under their purview.
“Every parent chooses at least three to four schools for their child. The problem is that each school is following different criteria and it is not mentioned on their websites. Most of the time, we have to call the reception and get all the information. If we miss something, the chances of our child getting admission will be lower,” Sarthak Thakur, a parent said.
Some parents blamed schools for going against the Right to Education (RTE) norms by screening and profiling children. However, schools said the interaction session is conducted so that parents can understand the school better.
A parent, requesting anonymity, said, “Recently, we were called to a school for an interview. The interviewer was more interested in knowing my profession and the annual package than knowing about the child. We were furious but as it is a good school, so we had to play along.”
Dhriti Malhotra, principal, Manav Rachna International School in Sector 46, said, “Children are chosen on a first-come-first-served basis after which we conduct interactions. We want to understand the child better and help the parents understand the institution better.”
Schools that follow point system give scores to applicants on criteria such as distance from school, sibling, girl child and contribution towards national cause. For example, HDFC School in Sector 57 gives priority to applicants on three grounds - proximity from school, siblings and employee’s child.
Rupa Chakravarty, principal of Suncity World School in Sector 53 said, “Point system is the most transparent way to admit children. The system was made after a lot of research and is beneficial for all stakeholders, including parents, children and the school.”
However, some parents said the point system is unfair. They said if they want their child to go to a good school, they have to buy a house in the locality. Parents with a single child questioned the sibling criteria.
“I want my child to go to a school in Sector 57. My in-laws have been living here for 30 years. Should I change my home now for the admission?” Sangeeta Goel of Sector 15 said.
Schools said the distance criteria is for the safety of children.
“We do not want to risk a child’s security. The first preference will be for students living in a 10-kilometre radius,” Anita Makkar, principal of The HDFC School in Sector 57, said.
Adding to the misery of parents, schools, including Ridge Valley School, Vega Schools in Sector 48, The Maurya School in Palam Vihar, have not mentioned their admission processes.
Madhu Singh, a parent said, “There is a need for some uniformity or regulation in nursery admissions. Schools should mention all details on the display boards or websites so that parents are aware of the process.”

August 13, 2016

Presidium Gurgaon school bus case is shameful and parents raise concerns over safety in school buses

When I first read on Facebook page about girl child molestation case that took place in school bus of Presidium Sector 57, Gurgaon - I was really shocked! Presidium? I checked with fellow parents on WhatsApp group and got it reconfirmed and everybody was concerned!

According to media reports (Hindustan Times), schools officials did not want to face questions and were not available to comment on this matter. The incident raises many questions like -

  • Will Presidium admin will take responsibility of this matter?
  • What lessons education department (state/NCR) has taken from these incidents and what corrective actions they have taken now? 
  • Will police also arrest the person responsible from Presidium school and charge him/her as well for lapse in system and process?

The million dollar question is what those poor parents do who would have just recently admitted their wards in this school that would spend lakhs on promotions but would shut eye to safety of kids. These schools would start admissions at their will and do their best to market their school to attract parents with fat pockets - Gurgaon schools usually start admissions early (and they did it this year for nursery admissions session 2017-2018) as nobody seem to cares in Gurgaon (ah "Guru"gram)! Check this article and even a study says that Nursery Admissions in Gurgaon are costlier than IITs - Yes!!.

Presidium school has exposed the vulnerability of schools going kids to unwanted incidents in school buses! Parents need to take extra measures as schools seem to have never learned any lessons from such incidents of past - we witnessed child death at Ryan International, Vasanth Kunj, Delhi - things are back to usual with nobody really bothered.

Parents need to educate kids and ensure they talk often and observe behaviour changes in kids to spot any concerns, or risks. Here are some some gadgets that are available and could be useful (although costly affair!) like GPS trackers, alarms etc :

 or click here to see latest gadgets available in market.

August 11, 2016

G D Goenka Publiv School, Gurgaon - Nursery Admissions 2017-18


Session 2017 - 2018
Nursery - Class XI
Pre Nursery – Malibu Towne / DLF Phase II


 FROM AUGUST 5, 2016
BETWEEN 08:30 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.


 BETWEEN 08:30 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.


BETWEEN 08:30 A.M. AND 3:30 P.M.

August 10, 2016

St. Xavier's High School Gurgaon - Nursery Admissions 2017-18

School is starting with the Admission process for Academic Session 2017 – 2018
from 8th August 2016 onward for 
Grade Pre-Nursery to Grade IX  

Application Forms with details for the same can be collected and submitted,
 along with the required documents at
 School Front Office between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm.
For admission process...

August 8, 2016

Gurgaon parents are confused over curriculum board CBSE/IB/IGCSE/ICSE ??

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The nursery admissions have started for almost half of the schools in the city and the parents are battling with dilemma over fee structures, schools and curriculums. With the introduction of International Baccalaureate (IB) and Cambridge IGCSE in many schools, choosing curriculum has become a more significant decision than ever.

Currently schools in Gurgaon offer IB, CBSE, ICSE and Cambridge. Some even offer more than one curriculum. According the parents due to more options and lack of information, they are unable to decide on the curriculum. 
your quick guide to CBSE vs ICSE vs IGCSE vs IB - which one is better 

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Nursery schools in Gurgaon costlier than IITs...

In what should rile parents of private school students in Gurgaon, it has been revealed by a survey conducted by a parents' forum in Delhi/NCR that on average, nursery schools charge more than the fee for an undergraduate course at IITs.

Conducted by Admission Nursery, the survey says a parent in Gurgaon pays an average of Rs 3 lakh a year for a year in the nursery class of a CBSE school. Most CBSE schools charge anything between Rs 2.8 lakh and Rs 3.7 lakh, whereas IITs charge a maximum of Rs 2 lakh per annum, along with overhead charges such as fees for accommodation, admission, campus management, etc., that does not exceed Rs 30,000.

One-time charges in schools — that are paid at the time of admission — are as high as Rs 1 lakh. Tuition fees for nursery classes range from Rs 80,000 to Rs 1.9 lakh per year. Most CBSE schools in Gurgaon charge admission fees, which are non-refundable, that are 20-50 times higher than Delhi schools.

"Schools in Delhi charge about Rs 500-1,500 as admission fees. In comparison, Gurgaon schools charge anything between Rs 30,000 and Rs 80,000, which is non-refundable. That means, if my child makes it to a better school, I will have to bear the loss. However, we have no option but to give in to the demands of private schools," said Nyra Gupta, a resident of Sector 45, who wants to get her daughter admitted in a good CBSE school in Gurgaon.

Sakshi Chopra, a parent from South City II, said, "Parents here are paying the price of lack of regulation by district authorities. There is no uniformity of charges sought by schools. I don't think there is anything exceptional in these schools. We're just paying the price of living in an expensive city."

In Delhi, no school is allowed to charge over Rs 25 for the admission form. In Gurgaon, schools charge a 4-digit fee for that. Moreover, it is not mandatory for parents in Delhi to buy a prospectus, while many schools in Gurgaon make it compulsory.

August 6, 2016

Gurgaon parents protest hike in school fees

Parents of students in private schools of the city protested against the fees hike, on Sunday. As many as 200 parents gathered at Huda City Centre in the morning, demanding a rollback of the fees hike.
Parents alleged that schools are not adhering to the Haryana School Education Act 1995 & Rules 2003.Parents said they went on the protest as they are fed up with government apathy on the fee hike issue.
“We want compliance of CBSE affiliation norms by schools, more transparency in the audit process and better focus on parent-teacher associations and safety of children on campus,” Bharat Bhushan, a parent, said.
“For this academic session, there was a hike of 15%-17%; we had protested on the issue earlier and the school had rolled back 2%. The hike is not justified,” Pawan Diwan, a protesting parent, said.
Parents said they plan to approach the district education officials and obtain Form 6, which has the fee details and financials of the school. They will then approach the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee and demand a fees audit, if irregularities are found.
Schools can charge fees under five different subheads -- admission fees, tuition fees, sports fees, people fund and science fund. “Schools have opened their own shops through which they sell items such as books and uniforms, at a premium, and never answer when we ask them to justify the overheads,” Anuj Chauhan, a parent, said.
Parents said they are upset with the state government for allowing at least four city schools to go ahead with the fees hike by staying an order of the Fee and Fund Regulatory Committee (FFRC). The FFRC had, on May 2, stayed any fees hike by schools until the final audit results were declared.
According to the rules, Haryana schools can charge tuition fees and 3 funds (Red Cross fund, child welfare fund & sports fund).
“Fees hike is a problem when parents are kept out of the decision making body. The PTA (parents teachers association) of a school is constituted at the order of the school, without allowing parents to select their representatives. Any parent who files a complaint with the school is never considered for the PTA body,” Harish Ahuja of Sector 27 said.
After several complaints by parents, a regulatory committee was formed last year to audit nine private schools, following an order by the Fee and Fund regulatory committee.
In February, an audit by the district administration found that four private schools in Gurgaon overcharging. The team had audited seven schools, of which four were found violating section 198 of Haryana State Education rules, which states that schools can only charge education fees.
The district education officer declined to comment, starting that the matter is being looked into by the state.
Colonel (retired) Pratap Singh, director of CCA School in Sector 4 and president of HPSC(Haryana progressive school conference) said, “Parents want to admit their children in the best schools, being fully aware of the fees structure, but after admissions, don’t want to pay. Hardly 10% of parents who have issues with the fees.”


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

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August 31, 2015

"Creamy Layer" gets it all - Gurgaon Nursery Admissions 2016-17

Parents of children seeking admission in nursery classes for the forthcoming academic session (2016-17) are unhappy about the point-based system that favours certain candidates who belong to the 'creamy layer'.  Certain schools award points to children of parents with enviable professional achievements, are civil servants, or have mentionable "achievement and contribution to society". 

Salwan Public School in Sector 15 has allocated 10 extra points for parents who are civil servants, 15 for their "professional field" and 15 for "achievement and contribution to society by the parents". 

The Shri Ram School has allocated 25 points to an essay under the head of "parents' response".  While the essay prompts themselves can be arbitrary, experts feel candidates can take external help to project themselves as desirable contenders and thus can be misleading. Besides, balancing a ward's educational future on subjective topics seems unjustified to them. Instead, giving score on the basis of proximity to school and or to those with siblings in the same school seem objective because they leave no grey areas. 

Salwan Public School headmistress Savinder Rooprai said the preference to civil servants because they have transferable jobs and the school wanted to support them. "Moreover, the achievements of parents (that are scored) refer to their performance in school and college that should be known to us so that we know what environment the child has at home and accordingly, we can help them after they are admitted. We are not biased against any category of parents and try to admit a varied mix of parents," Rooprai said. 

The director of The Shri Ram School Manika Sharma didn't respond to the TOI's repeated calls and messages.

(source: TOI)

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)

Salwan Public School, Sec-15, Gurgaon is giving preference to parents who are Civil Servants....

Salwan Public School in Sector 15 has allocated 10 extra points for parents who are civil servants, 15 for their "professional field" and 15 for "achievement and contribution to society by the parents". 

Salwan Public School headmistress Savinder Rooprai said the preference to civil servants was because they have transferable jobs and the school wanted to support them. "Moreover, the achievements of parents (that are scored) refer to their performance in school and college that should be known to us so that we know what environment the child has at home and accordingly, we can help them after they are admitted. We are not biased against any category of parents and try to admit a varied mix of parents," Rooprai said. 


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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)

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The Paras World School (TPWSI) Admission Open for session 2016-2017

The Paras World School (TPWSI) opens admissions for session 2016-2017.
Forms are available in the TPWSI office. Click here or go to for more details about school, location, route, reviews and ratings.

Age criteria is as follows:
  • For Admission to Pre Nursery: Completed 2 years by March 31st
  • For Admission to Nursery: Completed 3 years by March 31st
  • For Admission to Kindergarten: Completed 4 years by March 31st
  • For Admission to Grade 1: Completed 5 years by March 31st
(Source: school website)

Click here to see school information brochure

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

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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Scottish High International School, Gurgaon - Nursery Admissions 2016

Nursery Admissions (and senior classes) Admissions Open:

Venue: SHIS School Reception
Form Charges: Rs. 2,000/- in cash (non-refundable)
Dates of Form Issue: Thursday 20th August’15 - Saturday 22nd August’15 (between 10am to 2pm)
Date of Form Submission: Monday 24th August’15 from 10am to 3pm

Seats Availability: First come first served basis (if all the necessary requirements are met, and it is at the sole discretion of the School Management)

Preferences: Siblings of Scottish High International School will be given first preference

Pre-requisites at the time of form submission:

  • Copy of Birth Certificate
  • Copy of the last report card (applicable for grade II and above)
  • 2 passport size photographs of the child 
  • One passport size photograph each of the parent
  • Duly filled form with signature of both the parents on the form
(Reference: school website)

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