Transparency in Schools Admissions
AAP will bring in complete transparency in Nursery and KG admissions. To streamline the admission process, we will use a centralized online system for nursery admissions, removing avenues for corruption.
Project Updates

  • The admission process for the Entry Level Classes (Nursery/KG or Prep/1st Standard) has begun w.e.f. 02.01.2017 in All Private Unaided Recognized Schools (except those schools which have been allotted Government land with the express clause of giving admission to children of Neighbourhood/Locality).
  • As per orders of Hon’ble High Court of Delhi, all Private Schools have to adopt the criteria of admission which must be clear, well defined, equitable, non discriminatory, unambiguous and transparent.
  • Any grievance with regard to the admission process or the complaints related to donation/capitation fee being charged by schools, non display of criteria/procedure of admissions, non-availability of admission forms or any other complaint may be lodged at the following web link: http://doepvt.delhi.gov.in
  • Further, it is also informed that the list of schools which are situated on the Government Land, for which the guidelines are yet to be issued, may be downloaded at the following link of the website of the department. www.edudel.nic.in
  • Public Circulars Admission Schedule for Entry Level Classes (Below Six Years of Age) for Open Seats in Private Unaided Recognized Schools of Delhi for the Session 2017-18 @ Private School Branch)
  • The total number of Entry Level Seats (which includes Nursery/KG or Prep/1st Standard) and clear cut criteria as described have to be displayed by the schools on their websites & notice boards in a transparent manner.
  • The schools must transparently declare & display the list of short listed children along with breakup of marks allotted on each criterion. For clarification of grievances/doubts of parents, specific time has been given from 16th to 18th February, 2017.

  • Parents no longer will have to stand in queues for admission of their children in 6th class in Delhi govt schools Deputy CM directs principals & teachers of Delhi govt schools to handover admissions slips in MCD schools from 15th March to 1st April Admission data will be made online after getting data from MCDs and admission slips will be handed over to students For the first time, parents of children seeking admission to 6th class in Delhi government schools will no longer have to stand in queues outside these schools.
  • Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Mr Manish Sisodia on Wednesday directed the department to send principals and teachers of Delhi government schools to MCDs run schools and handover admission slips between March 15 to April 1 2017 for 6th class to children studying in 5th class students, during the current academic session.
  • Mr Sisodia held a meeting with the officials of Directorate of Education and commissioners of the MCDs in this regard.
  • It was also decided in the meeting that on a particular day to be decided closer to the date between 1st and 15th April, children and teachers of MCDs schools will be invited to government schools for celebrating children parties.
  • With this decision, the Delhi government has done away with the prevalent practice so far according to which children passing 5th class from MCD feeder schools had to approach link schools for admission in 6th class and their parents had to run from pillar to post for getting the admission procedure completed. From now on, the entire admission process will be made online after taking the data from the MCDs and admission slips will be made available to children.
  • Mr Sisodia asked the education officials of MCDs to organise summer camps in their schools also during summer vacations and also encourage reading abilities of children.

For the last five years, Private Unaided Recognized Schools have been admitting children under EWS/DG category by conducting draw of lots manually.

  • Though the Directorate of Education has been issuing detailed guidelines/ instructions every year for conduct of EWS/DG Category students and observers used to be appointed for each & every school for conduct of such manual lottery process. Taking the EWS/DG Category admissions as one of the prime concerns and with a view to bring a systemic change aiming at overhauling the entire admission procedure of EWS/DG category, a complete online portal was designed in-house and computerized draw of lots system was implemented in a very short time for the EWS/DG Category admissions at the entry level for the session 2016-17.
  • For this online admission process, 1159 schools recognized under DSEAR, 1973 were considered and a total of 28193 EWS/DG vacancies were declared at the beginning by the respective schools on the online module of the department which was based on the total estimated seats.
  • For these EWS/DG category seats, 73059 online applications were received by the department. Later, on the basis of actual General Category admissions reported by the respective schools, EWS/DG category seats (according to the ration 3:1) comes out to be 23571. Out of these 23571 seats, 19160 admissions under EWS/DG category have already been done through two rounds of centralized computerized lottery.
  • Thereafter, 5496 EWS/DG category vacancies were left for the third round of computerized draw of lots, out of which, there was no remaining online application for 2265 vacancies. Therefore, third round of computerized draw of lots was conducted on 26/10/2016 for 3231 vacancies. During the third round of draw of lots, 2941 candidates have been allotted in various Private Unaided Schools for admission under EWS/DG category at their entry level for the session 2016-17. The successful candidates of third draw of lots have been given time till 15th November, 2016 to take admission in the respective schools.
  • The result has been uploaded on the departmental websitewww.edudel.nic.in. Messages (both in English and Hindi) have also been sent on the registered mobile numbers of the successful applicants. In this context, it has to be clarified that as reported in one of the Newspapers recently that “around 11000 vacancies are still vacant” is wrong and without supportive evidence/documents.
  • There are approximately 2500 EWS/DG category vacancies left after the third round of draw of lots in various Private Unaided Recognized Schools of Delhi at their entry level. These remaining vacancies cannot be attributed to the online system but these are mainly because there is no online application remaining for the said vacancies.
  • The online admission system for EWS/DG Category students has made the system fair & transparent. It has saved on the time & cost of going to various schools and submitting various applications and then several further rounds till the admission takes place.
  • The Computerized draw of lots has checked the malpractices to a large extent and has made the monitoring much more effective.

  • The Delhi School Education Act (Amendment) Bill 2015 has been passed to regulate entry level admissions into schools.
  • The policy is being formulated in detail. Online centralized admissions for EWS students have been started to drive transparency.
  • Moreover, for all entry-level admissions, private schools have been directed to upload admission criteria, application details and points received on the Department of Education's website.