Jamshedpur: It is that time of the year when long queues of parents outside sought-after schools and fanatic calls to principals are common and that too just for a kindergarten seat.
The admissions scene in city schools seems to be buzzing with activity as most of the private English medium schools have declared their schedule for admission.
Carmel Junior College (Sonari), Rajendra Vidyalaya and Motilal Nehru Public School (Sakchi), DAV Public School (Bistupur) and DBMS English School (Kadma) have uploaded their forms online on their
Parents will download the file, take a printout, fill it and submit it to the school office. Principal Pragya Singh of DAV Public School, Bistupur said: “Forms for nursery will be available online from October 15 to
Parents will have to fill it up and submit it online. Parents will get an automated admit card via which they
will come to know about admission status.”
A principal said that the parents need to well inform about the age requirements and other criteria of schools
before applying for the admission. She went to add that unnecessary pressure mounted by the parents seeking admission makes life difficult for them.
Moreover recommendations from politicians add to the woes. But, Motilal Nehru Public School is offering both soft and hard copies of admission forms.
” Forms are available both at school counter and online on October 16 and 17 as many parents have access to Internet on smartphones or PCs, and many don’t,” principal Ashu Tiwary said.
However, well-known cradles such as Sacred Heart Convent School, Loyola School (both Northern Town) continue to be, well, old school, relying on the traditional manner of collecting physical forms from counters as many parents don’t use Internet.
Meanwhile, Abhibhavak Sangh Jamshedpur has demanded a fair conduct during the admission process.
“Every year scores of complaints are registered by the parents but no action is against the erring schools.
This time we would like the administration to interfere and ensure that admissions are done on the basis of merit onlysaid Umesh Kumar, president, Abhibhavak Sangh Jamshedpur.
He said that the schools will declare the results in January. However it is really depressing that the school
authorities do not give priority to merit. He further went on to add that several members of JSAS have complained that leading English medium schools do not follow fair means.
The president said that about four city-based parents’ organisations have come on common platform to take up the issue. members will take up the issues with their respective schools and coordinate with the parents.
He said that the schools have even increased fees without consulting the parents. “We have registered complain with the DC. If administration fails to take steps the parents would be forced to launch agitation against the schools,” said another senior functionary of the organisation