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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.

December 20, 2013

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September 13, 2009

Admissions Starting Early? Do we really have a problem!?

I was reading the article published today in HT (Hindustan Times) - "Forms Already on Sale in Select Delhi Schools", and I was wondering why we (read parents and media/reporters) do not try to learn the basics of admissions. Probably every year this admission mela brings new bloggers, reporters and of course new parents as well who are confused, lost in this mela and are not able to decide where to go and how to get out of it with ease, after all what every parent want is a seat in good school in neighbourhood for their kid.

Section 9 (C) of DoE guidelines clearly gives school an option to adopt their own schedule for admission - the only requirement is that such schools must intimate the schedule to Education Director - that's it! So what are we talking about here - we surely need to understand DoE guidelines.

In my opinion this should be seen as good move (may not be the best move though), that some school are starting early as this give me as a parent some benefit as I will have less schools to chase during rush hours later when rest of them start selling forms, and if I as a parent know that this is one of the schools (the one that have started early) that I am looking for then why not to fill the form and go ahead with admission. I might want to try another basis if I got the admission in this school or not.

I also co-relate this with general job interviews for freshers, I always suggest them to go for any interview that comes there way - you might not like that company but that would give you some experience in terms of how to face interview panel, what are my weak areas, what are the things that need to work on and this would prepare me better for next round coming up late in this year.

....and dear parents I urge that lets start thinking positive. It's third year since the new guidelines were released thing little positive and lets not get confused by all this. I strongly recommend "Parent's Handbook - Nursery Admission in Delhi" book to all parents that would not only walk you through the key rules and regulations in a simplified manner but would also give you clear directions on how to take all this stress with ease and make a decision that is successful for you and your  kid. Did I mention that regardless of this book being one of its kind guide that is ever written this book is being distributed FREE of cost to all parents!

Let's beware and be aware as well. Right information at right time can be so rewarding but let's recognize that we need to know what's right and what's wrong. I wish I could personally distribute the books to every parent in Delhi but unfortunately I do not have what kind of resources.

I wish I could fly... :)