Application process for nursery class/entry level admission in private schools in the city comes to an end on Friday. And schools are witnessing the last-minute rush.
Many parents delayed their applications as they were waiting for the Delhi high court's hearing after the AAP government raised objections to the management quota and point/ criterion.
At Springdales, Pusa and Kirti Nagar, the schools received 4,500 and 750 applications till Thursday morning for 50 and 36 seats, respectively, in the open category.
Similarly, for the Indian and Foundation schools' 154 and 112 seats under the open category, the schools received over 2,500 and 1,200 applications, respectively. . "Quite a few parents turned up today to pick up the forms," said principal Tania Joshi.
Parents groups claim the skewed demand-supply of seats in private schools is due to the lack of facilities and good quality education in government schools.
"The government should have improve the quality of government schools. And recruit more qualified teachers, create infrastructures like separate toilets and make the process of its entry-level admissions transparent and more inclusive. Otherwise, government schools will only remain the last resort of the EWS," said Virendra Singh, president of Delhi Parents' Association.