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December 21, 2017

Latest DOE Order Dec 2017 - Simplified and Explained in 3 Steps!

DOE Order 19th Dec 2017 - Simplified and Explained in 3 Steps!

New DOE Delhi order dated 19th Dec 2017 issued for Nursery Admissions in Delhi for session 2018-2019 is the best in the recent past years, and here we have simplified this for you -

Step I) This new circular is applicable only for -
  • All families except Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Disadvantaged Group (DG) categories
  • Private, Unaided and Recognized Schools of Delhi, including Private Schools that ARE constructed on DDA land 
  • Schools that are NOT run by government
Step II) In short - 

  • GOOD NEWS! - This order is applicable for nearly all Private Schools of Delhi (almost)
  • MORE GOOD NEWS! - 55% seats are open for Aam Public :)
  • Point System -
    • All schools will have neighborhood/distance as main criteria (not in order but obvious)
    • Other key criteria that are expected to play major role are -
      • First born/girl child
      • Siblings
      • Alumni
      • Transfer/adoption cases
      • Special proficiency of parents 
      • School transport
Step III) BAD news. Order has many loopholes!
  • 25% seats of reserved for EWS and DG categories (and admission for those seats will be handled by DOE itself), which is alright!
  • 20% seats can be blocked by schools under Management Quota! Aha, so 20% seats school management can fiddle with (ye public hai sab jaanti hai).


March 28, 2017

400+ seats vacant but locked due to indecisive Delhi Govt!?

HT Delhi : Around 400 nursery seats will remain vacant this year as the Delhi government has decided NOT to hold a second round of lottery for admission in the economically weaker section/disadvantaged (EWS/DG) category for private schools.

In a circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DOE), the government said that 384 seats have remained vacant as there were no applications in these school or the applicants were allotted a school of higher preference.

This year, the DOE had received 1,13,991 online applications for the 31,653 EWS/DG category seats. Through the computerized draw of lots, a total of 31,269 candidates were allotted schools as per their preferences.

In an affidavit filed by the government at the Delhi High Court, the government has stated that out of the 28,135 seats in 1,159 schools more than 19,000 seats have been filled.


March 1, 2017

Nursery Admissions 2017-2018: Less Points? Name not in list? - Find the Answers Now!

Q. 1) We scored ‘55’ points in a school and the cut off points are ‘45’ (i.e. last kid on the list has 45 points), then why is my kid not on the list?

Possible reasons: 1) Your kid is 4+ years old and school has not considered your kid eligible for Nursery. (i.e. Pre-School) or given preference to 3+ yrs olds and vice versa, if your kid is 3+ yrs old and you have applied for Pri-Primary, the school will reject that, because as per DOE rules, the min. age for Pri-Primary is 4+ yrs as on 31st March.

Q. 2) What options we have if my kid can’t make it to any list ?
Suggestion: Tough question of the recent times let me go back to the poll results that we conducted recently (thanks to all who participated!), the numbers suggest that we all have applied at multiple schools but this doesn’t mean that anyone with just neighborhood points at hand can hope to get a seat as every seat has at least 30-40 applications and even 10th revised list wont bring the cutoff to that 20 points. See sample maths here that would give you some idea on how it might work or not work.

Kids with at least 40-50 points still have ‘some’ hope and can expect miracle in 1/10 applications.

Another agony that is being observed for kids that are 4+ yrs old (as on 31st Mar), and have applied for Nursery seat, have further less chances as schools don’t want to put 3 yrs with 4 yrs due to number of reasons.

Q. 3) Can I buy a seat (under management quota etc)?
There are schools and people who are ready to give you a seat for ‘money’, but they are not many. Some school has accepted (as reported by one of the parents) approx. Rs. 8-10 lakhs from few parents and given admissions last year. There are few other schools that are also ‘asking’ for donations (or at least talk about it) during interaction meetings.

I have come across people who claim that they can get you a seat in one of the highly ‘sought after’ south Delhi school for Rs. 2-3 lakhs under management quota.

If we talk about options after 1st Feb (the problem statement), probably there is some ray of hope from some private schools that are little better than ‘govt’ schools, but I don’t think many parents would even opt for that forget about sending kid to a govt. school.

For working parents who have offices in Gurgaon, Noida or surrounding areas, may plan to move out of Delhi and get their kids admitted there. Not an easy one, but little better than earlier one.

Then there are crazy suggestion floating around like (for 4+ yrs) – get your kid admitted to some good school in other state, pay one year fee there and put your kid in some average school here and next year when he/she will be 5+ yrs old, try for a better school here in 1st grade showing that you have got transferred to Delhi or something. Crazy isn’t it? But let me tell you – parents are serious on any and all options.

Can’t think of more as of now…this really needs a good brainstorming. If you come across any idea, please do share it. I am clearly not an expert in this area (admissions), but these views are coming from my recent good (and bad) experience, and thanks to all who keep sending their ideas, suggestions to me.

August 16, 2015

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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July 21, 2009

A cooler before nursery admision heat turns on next season

With no monsoon in sight this year and Delhi is drying up with everlasting heat blow Delhi Government has announced that they are going to increase upto 10 seats in every class from nursery to class 5 in all govt schools from the this academic session.

In a media release dear education minister Arvinder Singh Lovely mentioned that a circular has been issued to the concerned schools and this change would ensure 35,000 more seats in 375 Sarvodaya Vidyalayas for students from nursery to Class 5 grades. Hence 50 students would be admitted in the primary section of each government schools.

I guess this is a good step indeed as government schools were most sought-after by Delhites in view of the"excellent"performance shown by them in recent board results.

Good job minister!