CHENNAI: To make the admission procedure more easy and comfortable, many leading CBSE schools in the city started online admissions for nursery sections starting from Monday. Most of the parents have appreciated this initiative taken by the schools.
Most of the parents seem to be happy with this new system as they are not required to stand in queues for long hours to for the applications.
Ajeeth Prasath Jain, senior principal of a leading school in the city said that for the past few years the system has been modified to avoid duplication, streamline applications under the Right To Education Act, and to facilitate online submission of forms. The new system of online admissions has made it easier for the schools to download and analyse the data easily. And even after a child gets admitted, the entire data for that student can be registered with a single click of the mouse.
Having been applauded by many, the system is in for some criticism by a few parents who downloaded online admission forms. A parent said that this whole system is following the ‘first-come-first-serve’ policy as was in the offline/counter system and there is always a fear of being left behind and losing the chance.
The system needs to have a few more modifications, like a more transparent admissions procedure for which the schools need to hold an open house before the admission process so that the parents get to know what the school has to offer and invite questions from the parents.