New Delhi: Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) is taking a huge step in making its entry level admissions i.e., Class I, completely online from the 2016-17 academic session. This plan will be applicable across all the Kendriya Vidyalayas in the country. The decision was taken at the last Board of Governors meeting. According to the plan, all the admission process right from the issue of application to the list of shorlisted candidates will be done online.
According to senior officials of the Sangathan, class I admissions for the 1,128 KVs will be online. Every year around 10 lakh students apply for admission to the schools under the KVS system and around 1.3 lakh to 1.5 lakh students are likely to be enrolled in the forthcoming academic session.
"We are planning for the same and hopefully we will be able to implement this from the next academic session. We are working on the plans and with the schools," said U N Khaware, additional commissioner (academics) of the KVS.
At present the admissions at school level happens where parents have to apply at the specific school he/she is interested in for his/her ward. Once the process goes online, one can apply for the admissions via the centralized online portal. A parent can find the KVs in the region of his residence and also the status of the school like till which class it offers and number of vacancies.
"What this online admission process will ensure is complete transparency. Through the search criteria a parent who has been transferred to a new location can find details about KVs in his/ her area and vacancies. Admission details will be as per the guidelines issued by the KVS. Here the schools will upload their specific details and all the data will be centrally available for the parents," said Partha Sarthi Mohanty, senior vice president, MGRM Net Limited, the agency which is working on the online portal for the KVS.
According to Mohanty, while one can upload all the credentials including digital certificates, "This being the first year, the verifications of certificates and other credentials will be manual. This is what the KVS has decided."
The long term plan is to make the data that will be accumulated of the students at the time of admission, the starting point for the final lifecycle of the student in the KVS system which will be presented in the form of a dossier.