– Photo: Amar Ujala
1700 private schools in the capital have issued first and waiting list for kindergarten admission in the 2023-24 academic session. Norms like neighborhood, sibling, alumnae dominated the list. In the list of most schools, these three important parameters have earned the children a place in the first list. Because of these standards, maximum schools have only accommodated those with 100 to 55 points. Some children are also placed on a waiting list. Parents thronged the schools to see the list.
Some schools have released the list of the total points scored in the admission standards, while others have only released the names of the selected children. On average, parents have applied to 10 to 35 schools as part of the daycare application process. As a result, many times more registrations came in than places in the schools. Due to multiple applications for the same seat and getting the same grades, the schools held raffles.
Schools gave way to those who brought up to 50 marks
Sri Venkateswara International School, located in Dwarka, has accommodated 112 children with 80 to 50 marks on the first list. GD Goenka School, Dwarka has released the list of 132 children with grades 100 to 80. Rohini-based Lancer Convent School has selected 194 children and RKpuram-based DPS International School has selected 75 children for admission on the first list. Now these children have been called up to register until January 24.
Parents angry because names are not on the list
Many children’s names did not appear in the first list, upsetting many parents. The concern is that if the seats on the first list are filled, then whether or not someone will be admitted to a school. Dr. Satveer, principal of Vidya Bal Bhavan School, said that all parents have been notified of the list through a message. The children whose name is not on the first list must wait for the second list.