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Nursery Admissions in Delhi Schools - RTE Guidelines Create More Chaos

Updated on November 29, 2010

Delhi parents become more upset and confused after release of RTE admission guidelines by HRD ministry on November 23, 2010. Most parents in admissionsnursery forum have been found saying that RTE admission guidelines have been framed solely for the benefit of schools and not for parents. The guidelines are created in such a manner that schools will be able to take full advantage of the lottery system and/or random selection process. All the point systems including distance from schools, alumni, sibling criteria, parent’s education and employment status or profession, etc. have been removed from the guidelines noting that 25% admissions will be done on the basis of draw of lots for weaker sections of society and 75% will be done according to the schools criteria. Delhi parent’s community says that these guidelines by government are just like an old story in a new book and have been perfectly framed for the benefits of Delhi schools and not parents.

After going through all the latest guidelines of RTE and news released by, it remains clear that for nursery admission in Delhi schools:

  1. The school management will not conduct any interviews or do any interaction with parents and/or kids.
  2. Nursery admissions will be done on a random basis.
  3. Still preference can be given to kids living nearby and kids having siblings in the same school where admission is sought.
  4. Parent’s profession and education will not be taken into consideration.
  5. School is free to build its own criteria for selection of 75% of nursery admission candidates.
  6. Lottery system will be conducted for weaker section, which will be only 25%, which means that if a class has 100 students, 25% of students will be selected via lottery system.


But still these are not perfect admission guidelines released by school government, as these are still many questions of confused Delhi parents (including me), which have still not been answered via the guidelines namely:

  1. How will school conduct the random selection process, based on lottery system or a computer draw?
  2. What will be nursery admission age criteria? Whether it will be 3+ or 4+?
  3. What are the starting and ending dates of nursery admission process, still December 15 to March 31 just like year 2009-2010 or it has changed?

Due to the above questions, parents of 3 to 4 plus year old kids are still in dilemma and are interacting with each other on a continuous basis via online forums and social networking sites like facebook and orkut, so that they find a conclusion to this never-ending problem.

Also read, Nursery Admissions in Delhi – Where Parents are in 2011-2012

IMPORTANT UPDATE: NURSERY ADMISSIONS IN DELHI WILL START FROM JANUARY 1, 2010 AND NOT DECEMBER 15 2010. Here is the link to Hindustan Times News Article confirming the news, Nursery admissions from Jan 1

Also the same news have been broadcasted at Aaj Tak, India's premium news channel.


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      San 7 years ago

      Hi, Vivekanand School in east delhi is asking Rs 57000/- as donation for admission in 1st class, it is so bad that in a city like Delhi schools have their final say in everthing and parents are not having much options except to give the money under protest.

      Govt authorities must take note of such malpracties and come forward to help bleeding parents.

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      Shilpi 7 years ago

      Point System or no point system. It is digusting, the whole system is pathetic. Why are we agreeing or disagreeing out here. The point is helpless parents and innocent kids do not get justice in our country. Very sad state. All the children have the right to get education. The prinicipals of all schools take bribe and we know that but still our selfish govt keeps mum.

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      manish bhatia 7 years ago

      if it is are first child then in which catagory it will come

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Suman for the time being, you can navigate through these two sites. I will update more info on sites engaged in helping parents over nursery admissions issue ASAP.

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      Suman Singh 7 years ago

      Ty for your information. Joined too.

      Would give my feedback on them in a day or two, lot of information on these sites, seems will be on them for hours.

      Is there any more website also, which I should join.


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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello Suman, according to me with webmaster Sumit Vohra is the most prominent site which is helping Delhi parents since many years now but you can also try, a site maintained by parents community. If you need any further guidance, please let me know via this comment box. I am also available at admissionsnursery forum most of the time.

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      Suman Singh 7 years ago

      Are there any more websites on nursery admissions, that help parents apart from what you have mentioned in your article. Any help is appreciated.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Yes Mr. Luthra I understand your problem and if will be 4+, then your kid will be admitted next year that means he will be approximately 5 years of age at that time. Similar problem is happening with lots of other kids from Delhi. Every parent is confused and the school government and authorities are framing guidelines that are mystified and unclear. We need to the point answers to our questions. What do you say?

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      amit luthra 7 years ago

      Thats so true my frend, as i am also confused regarding the admission of my son, if the age required is 3+ its fine, if it is 4+ (as on 1st of april 2011) than my son is 21 days short to become 4+ as his DOB is 22-04-2007, and i have inquired that there is no relaxation given in age criteria.