New Delhi:Parents of children seeking admission to nursery class continue to remain on tenterhooks with popular schools in Delhi confirming that most of them sold twice the number of the registration form on Tuesday compared to the first day.
Springdales School, Pusa Road, principal Ameeta Mulla Wattal said: ?On an average we are expecting 6,000 applications for admission to a little over hundred seats that we offer each year at nursery level. This includes seats for the economically weaker sections, management seats, seats for children with special needs and seats for the general category. On the second day of sale of admission forms we have given out 450 forms under the economically weaker section category, and 1,800 forms under the general category.?
Springdales School has been seeing a heavy rush since Monday and has been counselling the parents not to being too anxious about school admission. ?It is alarming to witness the anxiety levels of the parents seeking admission to a particular school. Our advice to all the parents is to relax and understand that the pressure for admission is there if they seek to admit their children in a particular school only. We understand their difficulty but we appeal to them to also consider schools beyond the popular ones,? Ms. Wattal said.
Stating that Springdales School, Dhaula Kuan, was not finding it difficult to handle the heavy rush for forms and has opted not to take registration forms online, school principal Jyoti Bose said: ?We have a well-established system to handle the rush that our school is witnessing. On Tuesday, we have sold 619 forms and we are expecting the rush to continue to till the end of the season.''
A.S.N. Senior Secondary School, Mayur Vihar, principal K. L. Luthra said: ?We have given out 700 forms on Tuesday, which includes 500 in the general category and 200 in the economically weaker section category. Each year we get about 4,000 applications for 200 seats. We usually go by the government prescribed criteria for selection of students or the draw of lots.''
Assuring parents that their anxiety for nursery school admissions is not worthwhile, Delhi State Public School Management Association president R.C. Jain said: ?Only 10 per cent schools in Delhi are witnessing the nursery school admission rush, while this process in 90 per cent schools (that are not so well know) will start only in April and end by July 31. It is schools like Bal Bharati, DPS, Amity and all their branches, among other well known schools, that witness this kind of rush. There are about 1,950 recognised schools in the Capital among which over 300 were allotted land by the Delhi Development Authority and even among them only 100 or less schools see this mad admission rush each year. Delhi also has about 2,235 schools that are not recognised and educate over three lakh students.?