Private schools in Delhi released the second list on Monday for admission into entry-level grades – Kindergarten, KG and Class-1.
The kindergarten admission process in more than 1,800 schools in the national capital began on December 15 last year, offering a reprieve to anxious parents who have been waiting for more than two months to be notified.
The schools had published their first list on February 4, based on the points-based criteria they had previously announced.
“The students nominated on the second list must be admitted between February 22 and 28,” said a senior official of the Directorate of Education (DoE).
“All private unaided schools were instructed to develop and adopt eligibility criteria that must be fair, reasonable, well-defined, equitable, non-discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent,” he said.
The official said: “The eventual next admission list will be released on March 15. The whole admission process will be completed on March 31.”
The DoE has also determined that the number of entry-level seats must not be less than the highest number of entry-level seats during the last three academic years – 2019-20, 2020-21, and 2021-22.
According to the standards, all private, unaided schools that admit children in the pre-school, kindergarten and classroom level reserve 25 percent seats for EWS or DG category students and children with disabilities.
Under the chairmanship of the deputy director (district) concerned, an advisory committee has been set up for each district with regard to the admission process.
The deputy principal has been asked to ensure that each private school uploads the criteria and associated points on the online module and further to ensure that the school does not adopt those criteria that have been abolished by the department and endorsed by the Supreme Court of Delhi.