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Delhi schools to give weight to neighbourhood clause

Delhi schools to give weight to neighbourhood clause
As per the guidelines issued by the Directorate of education, most schools in Delhi are planning to conduct admission on point-basis system.

Admission to pre-school/primary/Class-I (entry level) for academic season 2013-14 will be done according to the provisions notified by the Directorate of Education regarding the SC/ST and Economically Weaker Section (EWS) family. Most schools are planning to give importance to the neighbourhood point system in the admission criteria.

M I Hussain, principal of Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, said, ‘There is no change in our admission criteria. We will follow last year’s process, and we are planning to give 25 per cent weightage to the neighbourhood clause, 20-20 per cent to the sibling and alumni. The rest of the procedure will remain like last year.’

Rooma Pathak, principal of M M Public School, Pitampura, said, ‘We will give maximum weightage to the neighbourhood clause. We have planned to give 40 per cent to neighborhood clause and and 10-10 per cent to the sibling and alumni.’

Usha Rao, principal of Laxman Public School, said, ‘There is no change in our admission criteria. But we have decided to stress on the neighbourhood clause by alloting it 35 per cent. This year, 15 per cent to the sibling and 10 per cent to the alumni will be given.’

The point system in the notification has elaborated about different neighbourhood criteria, under which the schools can give weightage to the applying students.
Varun Bidhuri

Varun Bidhuri

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