Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, December 14
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 33, and St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, beat the once-so-desirable convent schools, including Carmel Convent, St John's High School and Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School in terms of number of application forms received for the entry-level exams.
Private schools, which witnessed a heavy rush on the last day of submission of application forms on Friday, reportedly received three times more registrations as compared to the government ones.
Bhavan Vidyalaya, Sector 33, received the highest number of registrations with a whooping 2,112 forms for a total 75 seats available for Nursery class. Second on the list, St Kabir Public School, Sector 26, received 1,550 applications for 90 seats. The candidates will be shortlisted after a draw of lots on January 18.
Securing its slot in the top three, Carmel Convent School, Sector 9, received 1,200 applications for 120 seats. The result will be announced after the draw of lots on January 15. Sister Clara Lobo of Carmel Convent School said, "The school has witnessed a considerable rise in the number of registrations as compared to the last year."
While Delhi Public School, Sector 40, received 1,123 applications for 150 seats, Sacred Heart Senior Secondary School made it to the top five with 1,086 applications for a total of 160 seats.
St John's High School and Strawberry Fields High School bagged 700 and 500 applications, respectively, for 120 seats each, whereas Saupin's School received 600 registrations for 85 seats.
District Education Officer Anujit Kaur said, "Though we are yet to get the exact data of number of registrations received by government schools, the maximum number of applications has been received by Government Model Senior Secondary School (GMSSS), Sector 16, and Government Model Senior Secondary School, MHC Mani Majra." When contacted, Neeta Sandhu, Principal, GMSSS-16, said, "Of total 100 forms we gave, 93 have been submitted for a total of 90 seats."
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