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Nursery Admission: Delhi HC Refuses To Stay Order Quashing Neighbourhood Norm

Over 298 schools were free to regulate their nursery admission process as a result of the single judges’ order, says Delhi HC

New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Friday refused to set aside an interim order staying the operation of the criterion of neighbourhood or distance for nursery admissions in Delhi Under a 7 January notification issued by the Delhi government, it had sought to make it mandatory for private, unaided minority schools to admit nursery students, using their neighbourhood and the distance they travel as a criterion. It gave priority for admission to those living within a radius of one kilometre from the school. In case seats remained vacant, those living within a three-kilometre radius would be given a chance. The Delhi government had moved the court two days after the single judges’ order quashing the neighbourhood criteria was passed. The appeal was heard by a division bench headed by chief justice of Delhi high court, G. Rohini who heard the matter at length but did no…

Nursery Race Gets Tough With Too Many Forms For One Seat

NEW DELHI: Now that the applications for nursery admissions have been submitted, schools have started compiling documents and initiated the admission process. Several popular schools received as many as 85 applications for one seat by the time the application process ended on Tuesday.

Springdales School Pusa Road, has 53 seats at the entry level in the general category but has received nearly 4,500 applications, which means at least 85 children are competing for one seat.

"The number of online registrations were around 6,000, but a number of them did not translate into actual applications. The number of applications that have attached documents with them and have been paid for are around 4,500," said principal Ameeta Mulla Wattal.

Other schools, meanwhile, have slightly better ratios. For examples, Indian School on Josip Broz Tito Marg, has got 3,200 applications for 154 seats. This means 20 children will fight for each seat. Tania Joshi, its principal, said, "Last year we…

Nursery Admissions: Living Near Schools May Not Guarantee A Seat

Ahlcon International School in Mayur Vihar awarded 40 points to those applicants who live within the radius of 3 km, however their lottery cut-off was 65 points.Admission to nursery schools has various criteria and being residing near the schools simply cannot fetch you admission for your ward. As reported by The Indian express, applicants who have siblings in the intended schools, who is the first child, or applicants whose parents are alumni of the same schools, are some of the admission criterions and the neighbourhood norms alone cannot be guaranteed admission. It is widely accepted that nursery admission across Delhi's schools is based on points system, according to which the cut-off points are determined. Point system at DPS Vasant Kunj: Of the 100 points, 40 are awarded to those applicants who reside near the school or within the radius of 1 kmAs many as 30 points are awarded to those applicants whose siblings read in the same schoolAround 20 points are awarded to alumni's …