Mumbai: According to officials from the Maharashtra Education Department, the minimum age criteria for admissions from nursery to class 1 for academic year 2022-23 will be relaxed. The government resolution (GR) dated September 18, 2020 states that the cut-off date for the minimum age for school admission is December 31. Due to the old cut-off date, children born in October, November, and December face issues while securing admission into different schools. So, to provide relief on the issue, the education department has changed the minimum age criteria for admission for the academic year 2022-23, a government circular stated on Monday.
The New Admission Guide According to the Government Circular:
- Children born between October 1, 2018, and December 31, 2019, and completing the minimum age of three years as of December 31, 2022, can take admission to nursery.
- The children born between October 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018, and who have completed the minimum age of four years as of December 31, 2022, can take admission to junior KG (kindergarten).
- Children born between October 1, 2016, to December 31, 2017, and completed the minimum age of five years as of December 31, 2022, are eligible for senior KG admission.
- For Class 1 admission, the minimum age criterion is the completion of six years as of December 31, 2022. The children should have been born between October 1, 2015, and December 31, 2016.
Apart from the abovementioned guidelines, the circular also states that the age criteria for pre-primary admissions can also be flexible and no institution can deny admissions citing cut-offs. In addition, no upper age limit has been decided as of yet and it can be kept flexible.
Source: The article has been published by India Today with a few edits by the ArdorComm News Network Team.