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Admissions to Playgroup / nursery schools will not happen in Nov-Dec-Jan in Pune

Admissions to playgroups or nursery schools will not happen in November and December anymore.

Mahavir Mane, director of primary education, will soon be directing all schools to complete the admission process only a month before the beginning of the academic year.

All admissions done before that will be considered illegal, he has stated. Schools will also have to admit 25 per cent students from the deprived and weaker sections as per the central process, he said. Educational institutions in urban and semi-urban areas of the State generally advertise for admissions to playgroups and the nursery sections in November or December.

This process is normally completed by mid-December and parents have to purchase admission forms after waiting in long queues till late in the night.

The prospectus, sold along with the admission form, costs between Rs 300 to Rs 1,000. The education department has decided to save all parents from this kind of harassment.

According to Mane, “Admission process from first standard onward are completed in May. The rule also applies to pre-school courses. Hence, no schools will be allowed to conduct admissions in November or December.

A notification will soon be issued in this regard to inform all education officers so that educational institutes will not be able to conduct admissions in November or December anymore. This information will reach all schools within a week.”

Schedules to be decided  by Govt  “Schools should admit students to pre-primary sections only during April- May.

To bring about a conformity in this process, the education department will also finalize the schedule which will be informed to schools.

Efforts are being made to conduct online admission process for kindergarten and first standard.

A software has been prepared for this. :)

The process has a provision for parents to give priority to schools of their choice. This will allow parents to ensure admissions from home.”

Source : Sakal

Times of India 



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  1. Hi madhuri,
    I want to take my daughter admission to playgroup in orbis school in keshavnagar pune which has newly opened. Is it a good school? Will you plz help me regarding this?

  2. Hi Madhurie….
    I am interested for L kg addmission for
    my daughter in St Mary’s but how would
    I be able to know when the forms are out.

  3. Hi Madhurie,
    I can see most of the schools like Delhi Public School, Helena’s, Vikhe patil etc already have given the forms or announced the dates for the admissions. Please advise us what should we do?

  4. Also this news is from the state govt.

  5. Thanks a lot ! I will update the dates!

  6. Blossm Public School has advertised for admissions in TOI and Sanskriti school has given leaflets in newspaper for admissions a few days ago

  7. Yeah! Its frustrating how things happen at the drop of a hat and then wiped away the nest day!

  8. I have been called for F2F interview tomorrow & at the same time I read this news in newspapers & website. this is height of frustration for all the parents in Pune :(

  9. What about DPS. I know few kids from my daughter’s playgroup are having interview at DPS Pune for nursery admissions.

  10. Well, I guess the admission process is still on for DPS pune. Pawar Public school however has put up a notice on this and has postponed the admission process which was scheduled to begin from 25th November.

  11. Swapnil Girase , I am still trying to gather information about that . I think soon you will read it in DNA. :)

  12. I will be able to give you correct information only when I come to know if it so. Keep reading the blog.

  13. @ Madhurie Singh– is it applicable only to the 25% seats comes under RTE? or the entire admission pocess for all seats for all schools will happen in June ?

  14. This is a rule that comes out of RTE purview hence all boards and schools ideally should fall under this ruling. Honestly I am not sure what is the whole idea yet.

  15. Madhurie Singh – Is it applicable to only Pune – CBSE & ICSE . And would there be any exclusions of any category of schools / Board

  16. I just spent 2000 rupees for admission application registration at a school.. ! :-(

  17. Does this apply to CBSE/ICSE schools too, or just to State Board schools?

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