Showing posts with label age cutoff. Show all posts
Showing posts with label age cutoff. Show all posts

December 27, 2017

Delhi Nursery Admission 2018-19: Neighborhood gets max points....

As per the Directorate of Education, Delhi Nursery Admissions for the academic year 2018-19 would start from today, December 27. As per the official notification, the schools are to upload the nursery admission criteria on their official website by today. Parents would be allowed to check the point base criteria on the school website and apply on the website. The applications for Delhi Nursery Admissions 2018 would start from December 27, 2017, and end on January 17, 2018. Almost all the top schools in the city have listed neighborhood as the top criteria with a maximum number of points, with many schools giving 40-60 points for the proximity to the school. The second largest criteria seem to be a sibling in the school, which would help you with about 27 - 30 points.

The top criteria in the point based system include alumni, girl child, single parent. with own transport, two generation alumni apart from neighborhood and siblings. There are separate points if the child is eldest, second or third child. Also, if a child knows a 4th language and can read, write or speak, he or she would be granted additional points by Sardar Patel Vidyalaya. Delhi Public Schools would give you points if both the parents are alumni of the school while Modern Vasant Vihar is offering additional points if three or more generation alumni from the school are part of the child's family - following the trend with most of the private/ Ivy League institutions in the west. 

Not all is questionable though. Some schools have extended their points system to include additional 5 - 10 points for children with special needs and disability. Some schools have even added points for children with disabled parents. Girl Child has also gotten an extra push with many schools awarding 5 to 10 points for the girl child. Kids of the staff would also get additional points in Tagore International Schools. 

Please note that this year, in spite of the suggestion, there is no upper age limit for nursery admissions. Schools have, however, been directed to have a minimum age limit of 3, 4 and 5 for admissions to nursery, kindergarten and class1 respectively. The details of the application would be released by February 1, 2018, and the first allotment list by February 15. Please note, this year, about 7 days would be given to parents for grievance redress as opposed to the 2 days given in 2017 admissions. 

All interested in applying for nursery admissions are informed that as per the High Court ruling, parents' habits, educational qualification and ethnicity cannot be considered as criteria. The complete list of criteria which cannot be included is available online. However, minority institutions are allowed to add various criteria regarding parent's eating and drinking habits. Also note, all schools are required to conduct the allotment by means of a draw of lots which would be done in presence of the parents. The draw of lots is also mandated by DoE to be video graphed


December 7, 2017

Parents in a fix over nursery age limit - Nursery Admissions Delhi 2018-19

The upper age limit, set to be implemented from this nursery admission session, has left parents in a fix. While some are planning to move to NCR, where the schools have relaxed age norms, the others are still weighing their options.

Rida Sadiq, mother of a four-year-old, is planning to move to Noida. She sat out the admissions last year because, at three years and one month, she thought her son was too young for school. "I did not want to burden him with any academic pressure and was planning to get him admitted this year. But now he will be a month too old for nursery," she said.

The decision by the Delhi government to implement the upper age limit at entry-level classes this year, has now left Sadia considering other 'options'. "There are schools in Noida that has relaxed age limits," she said.
Several parents shared Sadiq's concern. Those who waited last year for the child to grow would now have to consider skipping nursery and moving to KG, because their kids surpass the nursery cutoff age by a month or so.

Sonia Dhawan, mother of a three-year-old, regrets having let go of the admission season last year, after the "school was not as per her choice". "My daughter will be youngest in the class at three years and one month, if admitted last year. I decided to wait for a year. But this March 31, she will be four years and one month and so ineligible," she said.

Though getting the child admitted in KG, that take students between 4 and 5 years, is an option, Dhawan is not satisfied. "She will still remain the youngest in the class. Kids find it difficult to cope and it takes a hit on their self-esteem," she said.

Nevata Gupta claimed that late bloomers don't fare well in groups of older peers. "I had a relative whose child was a late bloomer. They put him in school where he was among the youngest, and now he is struggling to cope," she said. Her son, too, hasn't started speaking yet. He would be 3 years and 3 months on March 31, 2018. "I don't want to put him in school just yet. But next year, if the upper age limit stays, then I won't have much flexibility in choice of schools," she complained.


December 30, 2016

Many schools publish Upper Age limits - against DOE order!

History repeats itself, and this year again many schools are openly violating the norms and as schools have started publishing the admission notice and points system for Nursery Admissions in 2017-2018 session, it is widely observed that many schools have put an upper age limit to admissions.

Here is news as published in Navbharat Times on 30th Dec 2017

December 22, 2015

Upper-age limit fixed for nursery admissions in Delhi ....


Upper-age limit fixed for nursery admissions in Delhi ....

The directorate of education, Delhi, has now fixed an upper-age limit for entry level classes. The minimum age was fixed in 2007 but upper-age has been debated for several years. Also, in a departure from usual practice, the DoE has imposed separate limits for differently-abled children and permitted even further relaxation for mentally challenged ones. 

This is likely to alter points distribution systems according to which nursery admissions are conducted. 

An order issued on December 18, says for nursery classes, the upper-age limit will be "less than four years as on 31st March of the year in which admission is sought." For KG (pre-primary) classes, it is five years and for Class I, six years. "It is a very thoughtful move," says Ashok Pandey, principal, Ahlcon International School, Mayur Vihar and chairperson, National Progressive Schools Conference. "Age variances ranging from one month to two years in a class was creating issues with the cognitive and social development of students." 

source: The Times of India

Delhi Government relaxes upper age limit for Nursery admissions, sets at 4 years....

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.

source: indiatoday

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
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