The Chandigarh Department of Education plans to conduct admissions completely online for the academic year 2020-2021.
In the face of the current cases of coronavirus in the region, the decision was taken to ensure social distancing, not to mention the fact that schools remain closed.
114 government schools in Chandigarh are now registered with more than 1 lakh students.
Rubinderjit Singh Brar, the school education director, verified this development by saying that a plan was on the table and that it will be completed in some days’ time.
Brar also told that admission forms would also be available in different government schools for parents who cannot access online forms.
According to the Right to Education (RTE) Act of 2009, government schools cannot, except with such exceptions, refuse admission to any child between 6 and 14 years of age. In accordance with RTE neighborhood policy, only children can seek admission to those schools in their neighborhoods.
In addition, many parents of children studying in private schools in the city approached the educational department to switch schools among job losses and high fees in private schools. Sources have also stated that the department decided that all parents will be allowed a special admission campaign. The same will be revealed in July.