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Capital schools get on e-admission mode

Parents, no need to stand in queues. Delhi Public School (DPS) at Satellite Colony in Ranchi has started offering its admission forms for preparatory — or prep — level online from Monday, junking over-the-counter sale.

DPS is the latest of the many reputable cradles in Ranchi who are making their admission process virtual from the 2014-15 academic year.

St Xavier’s School in Doranda was the first one to do away with the traditional form of admission.

“We completed our admission process for the prep level in November. Parents were told not to queue up outside the school, rather access the forms on our official website http://www.stxaviersschool.com/ and submit them online,” principal Ajit Xess said.

Father Xess told The Telegraph the step was aimed at reducing campus rush and make admissions convenient for students and parents.

“Why waste time and money commuting to the school? Besides, the move is environment-friendly and lots of paper is saved,” Father Xess said.

The principal added that parents appreciated the move as earlier they had to take leave and skip important work to complete the formalities.

Kushali Sinha, who admitted his four-and-a-half-year-old son in prep at St Xavier’s School, echoed the principal.

“The entire process was hassle-free. We were spared the ordeal of rushing to the school early in the morning or waiting in serpentine queues to collect and submit the admission form,” Sinha said.

Kairali School in Dhurwa also introduced online sale of forms for KG and prep, but the whole procedure was not virtual. “We directed parents to download forms from our website http://www.kairalischoolranchi.com/ from November 1 to 6 and submit the same from November 5 to 7,” school principal Rajan Verghese said, adding they would go step-by-step before the entire procedure was made online.

DPS-Dhurwa has also embarked on a phased process of going online. “This time, we have only introduced the online sale of forms to save time and avoid overcrowding on our school premises,” said principal J. Mohanty.

The DPS principal added the idea was born out of consideration for parents. “We don’t want them to wait outside in the December chill,” Mohanty said.

Parents have been asked to complete registration on http://www.dpsranchi.com/. But after online submission, they have been told to take the printout in two separate A-4 pages and submit the form physically in the school office on or before 24-12-2013.

“We have just kept one day for verification of birth certificates and submission of forms,” Mohanty said. “There are 185 seats for prep. We will publish the list of chosen students by mid-February.”