Nursery admission process in the national capital New Delhi have begun from December 27. The sale of admission forms (for all private schools for 2018-19) will continue till last submission date January 17.This year there is no limit on upper age as came into news earlier, means last year’s age criteria applies this year as well .DoE has formed a monitoring cell for each district to ensure that the admissions happen smoothly and parents’ grievances are redressed.
Dates To Remember
1. Dec 26 -Schools to upload criteria and other points on DoE website
2. Dec 27 -Sale of forms starts
3. Jan 17 -Last date for submission of forms in schools
4. Feb 1 -Uploading details of applicants
5. Feb 8 -Uploading allotted marks
6. Feb 15 -First list
7. Feb 28 -Second list (if any)
8. Mar 1-7 Grievance redress
9. Mar 31 -End of admission procedure
➤ Ration Card or Smart Cards on name of Parents
➤ Domicile Certificate of Child /Parents
➤ Birth Certificate of Child
➤ Aadhaar Card of Child /Parents
➤ Address proof : Electricity Bill/MTNL Phone Bill /Water Bill /Passport for Child/Parents
Guidelines Issued By Govt
Reserve 25% for EWS/DG
➤ No. of seats this year should not be less than the highest no. of seats in last three years
➤ Details of all entry-level classes and seats available should be declared on DoE site by Dec 30
➤ Each school has freedom to choose criteria; should be displayed on DoE website by Dec 26
➤ Criteria-wise break-up of points; details of children who have applied and the marks allotted should be displayed on DoE website
➤ Conduct draw of lots in presence of parents and videograph it
➤ Criteria should not contain any from the 62 abolished by the high court
➤ Details of kids admitted and shortlisted should be uploaded on DoE website
➤ No capitation/ donation fee
➤ Buying prospectus not compulsory, only admission registration fee of 25 to be charged
➤ There will be single admission form for preschool and main school of the same society
➤ No school will process EWS/DG applications manually
According to a DoE circular, the lower-age limit for nursery, KG and Class I continues to be 3, 4 and 5 years, respectively, as of March 31, 2018.
In 2015, the Delhi government had declared that it would impose an upper-age limit. This part of the government notification was challenged in high court. However, earlier this year, the court upheld the notification and allowed DoE to fix an upper limit for admission to entry level classes in private recognised unaided schools.
“With a view to provide adequate notice/time to parents/guardians to plan for the admission of their wards and in the light of directions of the high court ... it has been decided to implement the above said upper age limit w.e.f academic year 2019- 2020,” the circular stated.
DoE also directed deputy directors of education to compile school-wise data of vacant seats under the general category and forward it to the office by April 7 next year.
However, the admission procedure for entry level classes among all private unaided recognised schools will remain the same, with the department giving schools the autonomy to decide on their own criteria, provided they upload the information on DoE website.
The department has also reminded the schools to ensure that the criteria adopted do not include any of the 62 that the high court had found “unfair, unreasonable and un-transparent”. These criteria include status of child, parents’ education, special ground (parents with proficiency in music, sports, national awardee, etc), non-smoker parent, first-time admission