Delhi Model Virtual School Receives Nearly 800 Applications; Likely to extend the last date

DMVS Receives Nearly 800 Applications for Class 9 Admission

New Delhi:

The newly launched Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS) has received about 800 applications for admission and is expected to extend the deadline for applying, an official said. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday launched the DMVS, saying it is the “first such platform in India” where students from across the country can gain admission. Refuting the AAP leader’s claim, the National Institute of Open Schooling (NIOS), however, said the first virtual school had already been launched in the country by the Center in 2021.

“We received around 800 applications till Friday after the process started from Wednesday. There is not much gender difference in terms of applications received so far,” an official said. “The application deadline is September 6, but it will be extended. Yet many people don’t know about it, so we don’t want people to miss the opportunity to apply,” he said.

The official said the new session is expected to start in October. To reach students across the country, the government is using social media pages to share information about the school to be affiliated with the Delhi Board of School Education (DBSE). “We publicize the school through social media. Details about the school are also shared through teasers on social media,” he added.

Talking about the main idea behind the school, he said that now that the internet is even more accessible to the students, the virtual school will bring them closer to education. “In the early days of the Covid-19 pandemic, internet access was much less, but now it has increased. We have seen this in our school children as well,” he said. “In the early days of the pandemic, around 50-60% of students had internet access, but now that figure has risen to 90-95%,” he added.

Emphasizing that the government is not trying to project the school as a one-size-fits-all solution, he said the virtual school is for those who wish to continue their education. “Primary schools are present in every village but access to secondary education is even less and every village does not have a secondary school, which hinders the education of girls because their parents have inhibitions to send them “, did he declare. “We see more dropouts after Class 9. So that will help those people,” he added.

During the inauguration, Kejriwal had said that the Delhi Model Virtual School (DMVS) would be for grades 9 to 12 and would also prepare students for competitive examinations such as Joint Entrance Examination (JEE), Test National Entrance Eligibility Test (NEET) and the Central Universities Entrance Test (CUET). ). The application process for the 2022-23 academic session at the school began on Wednesday via its official website

Any child between the ages of 13 and 18, who has completed class 8 from a recognized school can apply for admission to class 9. The school will not charge any fees and there will be an attendance tracking system built into the online platform used for classes.

Perry A. Thomasson