Delhi Government to launch 20 Schools of Specialised Excellence by August 15

Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) will affiliate 30 government schools in 2021-22 session.

Delhi Government to launch 20 Schools of Specialised Excellence by August 15 Manish Sisodia (Source: Official Website)
Vagisha Kaushik | Jul 27, 2021 - 8:28 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) will launch in August with 30 affiliated schools including 10 Sarvodaya Vidyalayas and 20 Schools of Specialised Excellence (SoSEs). The SoSEs will launch by August 15 and admit students for the 2021-22 session.

The Schools of Specialised Excellence (SoSE) will have four domains - science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM); humanities; performing and visual arts and high-end 21st-century skills.

In the first phase, eight schools will specialise in STEM, five in humanities and high-end 21st-century skills, and two in performing and visual arts. Admission for Classes 9 and 11 in STEM schools and Class 9 in the other three SoSE domains will begin shortly, said education minister Manish Sisodia in a general body meeting of the Schools of Specialized Excellence Society and the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE) today.

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“In year two, a total of about 100 Schools of Specialised Excellence will be formed- with all four domains in every educational zone of Delhi, so that children of all parts of Delhi can access specialised schools in their neighbourhoods,” says the statement.

Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) and Boston Consulting Group (BCG) will provide technical and managerial support to DBSE and SoSE respectively, it added.

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Manish Sisodia further said: “Students at SoSEs will receive excellent learning opportunities in their area of their interest which will enable them to join some of the best universities and institutions in the country and abroad. It is important to identify and provide specialised education to students who have a specific aptitude and deep interest.”

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