First list for nursery kids out, some parents cheer

But many others still hunt for good private schools

The first list of selected applicants for nursery admission in private schools under the general category was out on Monday, bringing relief for some parents while adding to the woes of others. 

While some parents were elated as their child’s name made it to the list of various schools, others were left dejected as their ward’s name did not appear at all in the first list. 

“My child has not been selected anywhere despite applying to 20 schools,” said a worried parent. 

When asked what would be his future course of action, the parent said, “My child is currently in a playschool and if his name does not appear in the second list also, we would be left with no option but to try for a seat under the management quota next year”.

Experts said that according to the trend seen in the first list, most have been selected on the basis of points given to girl child, alumni or siblings in addition to distance and parents with boy child are mostly at “loss”.

“I had applied to 18 schools in south Delhi for my baby boy but still he did not get selected. The list in all these schools has maximum girls and even the waiting list hardly has any boys,” said another parent, who did not wish to be identified.

 On other hand some parents whose children managed to make it to the list of several schools are seeking suggestions on which is the best one. 

“My daughter’s name is there in Bloom, Greenfield, Hope Hall Foundation, Bhatnagar Foundation and Poorna Prajna schools. Please suggest me which one is better,” wrote a parent on admissionsnursery.com, an online forum for the parent community. 

Dissatisfied parents“Many parents whose wards have failed to get through in the schools they have applied feel that the point system has come in their way. According to them, the results announced by schools so far give the impression that admission is a prerogative of those who have a sibling in the school or those who fulfil the criteria of alumni.

 Parents of boy child particularly, not fitting in the points system developed by the schools find it difficult to get an admission for their wards in nursery schools,” said Sumit Vohra, founder of admissionsnursery.com.

The second list will come out on February 29.

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