Some of the prominent schools on DDA land are Vasant Valley school, all Bal Bharti schools, all Delhi Public Schools, except RK Puram, GD Goenka school in Rohini and Vasant Kunj.
Directorate of Education (DOE) on Monday announced the admission schedule for around 1,400 schools, out of the total 1,700 schools. Admission forms will be available from January 2 and the last date of submission of application forms is January 23, officials said.
These schools will be free to decide the criteria and its points for admission but they will have to steer clear from a list of 51 criterions, which the government had abolished last year.
The abolished criteria include, parent’s education, parent’s profession, age, oral test and interview.
“The admission process for general category seats will begin from January 2. Schools can decide pointers for the criteria but they cannot adopt 51 listed criteria that have been abolished by the government,” officials said.
DOE said that separate guidelines and schedule for 285 schools on DDA land given on lease condition will be announced later. The government had earlier announced that schools build on DDA land will have to follow only the distance criterion.
“The above guidelines and schedule is not applicable for the schools running on the land allotted by DDA on the condition that ‘the school shall not refuse admission to the resident of the locality’ or ‘the society shall undertake to admit 75% of the students of the neighbourhood or from the locality in which the school is located’,” DOE said on Monday.
The first list of selected candidates, including the waitlist candidates, along with marks allotted under point system, will be announced by schools on February 15.
“The second list, if any, will come out on February 29 and the admission process will close on March 31,” DOE said in its notification.
DOE said that the minimum age should be 3 years by March 31 of the year in which admission is being sought. It also said that the number of seats at the entry level shall not be less than the highest number of seats in entry level classes during last three years.
Schools will also have to upload the marks allotted to each applicant under each criterion.
The documents that can be considered as proof of residence of parents are, ration card issued in the name of parents, domicile certificate of child or his/her parents, voter ID card of any of the parent.
The schools will also be free to have management quota as the Delhi high court had last year upheld the continuation of management quota.
DoE said schools cannot force parents to buy prospectus or charge any processing fee except for ₹25 as admission registration fees.
Earlier this month, the Delhi government held a consultation with schools to discuss nursery admission guidelines, implementation of DDA allotment letters, and the definition of the terms — locality and neighbourhood.