2.4 lakh private school students apply for Delhi government schools: Report

1.6 lakh Delhi students move from private to government schools. The rapid increase in admission to government schools is attributed to financial losses faced by parents due to COVID-19.

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Anu Parthiban | Sep 15, 2021 - 12:42 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Around 2.4 lakh private school students from nursery to Class 12 have applied for admission in Delhi government schools for the academic session 2021-22, according to the Times of India report.

The report says, so far 1,58,484 students took admission to government schools. This data is called non-plan admission, which is for students who had been studying in private schools. “2,36,522 applications were received for nursery to Class 12,” the report said. Of which, the admissions for Class 9 and Class 11 are larger in number.

The rapid increase in the number of admissions to government schools is attributed to financial losses due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the report added.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said in a tweet, “This is happening for the first time in India.”


Meanwhile, the Directorate of Education (DoE) has extended the last date for selected EWS candidates to report to respective schools till September 30. Under the Right to Education (RTE) Act of 2009, at least 25 per cent of seats in entry-level classes, nursery, kindergarten, and Class 1, have to be reserved for the EWS category, PTI reported.

Also read | 2,800 students qualify for courses of Delhi Schools of Specialized Excellence

The offline admission process in Delhi government schools for Classes 6 to 10 and Class 12 will end on September 20. Schools will be allotted to students by September 30.

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