Sishya OMR started demanding huge donation

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kalai2013 2013-11-27 16:41:15


OMG!!...Sishya OMR started demanding donation for year 2014 LKG admission...Registered for my kid in 2011 and got an appointment today. Donation of Rs. 3 Lakh was demanded for admission.
Anybody put admission without donation?  

bctbalaji 2013-11-27 19:16:28


Hello Kalai,

Couple of questions to you, would appreciate if you could respond please:

1. When you did registration in 2011; was yours Confirmed seat or Waiting List/Chance List??
2. Did you register for AY 2014 Jan or AY 2015 Jan?

I have registered my kid in August 2011 in Sishya, Adyar - but have been placed on WL/Chance list. Also, my registration was only for LKG AY 2015 Jan.

Were you called today for interaction/finalization of your ward or was it general appointment you took for discussions??

I was under the assumption, their admission was First cum First served basis & qualifying their other criterias (though there are preferences for siblings, alumni, christians) - also, I heard the school fees was quite nominal & fair as per other standard schools in the city.

I'm quite surprised with this donation of INR 3L - so would like to know more about it. Kindly let me know. Thanks


kiransdusk 2013-11-27 20:10:21


Its really a great shock..... that too 3 L.. was really impressed with sishya hearing that there the admission is processing like  FIRST COME FIRST SERVE..  Pls discuss this in detail.

kalai2013 2013-11-28 11:19:00


   I registered for my kid in Jan 2011 mentioned as chance for getting admission. I received  call from school last week and they fixed an appointment with correspondence. 
   While speaking with correspondence we were informed about the donation and reason sought was to construct a new building which requires lot of money. I was also informed if i am ready to pay more than 3L also they are ready to accept. Many parents were called the same day we appeared and everyone was told the same. I don't have any idea about those who registered in 2010 or earlier. 
    Looks like first comes with money will be first served. Money matters everywhere...If you are very particular in joining your kind in Sishya start saving money in lakhs for donation alone.....

rpasupathy 2013-11-28 12:42:56


Donation of Rs. 3 lacs ... Phew !!

They need funds to construct @ OMR I guess ... But we are not their Venture capitalists !!

I sometimes feel that studying in an Engineering degree @ pvt college works cheaper when compared to LKG seats ...

Thanks Kalai for informing ...



kiransdusk 2013-11-28 20:53:02


Thank u kalai for the info

gagnag 2013-11-30 14:14:00


Hi Kalai

I have registered for my daughter in mid of 2010 for 2014 LKG batch in Shisya and it was confirmed and not in waiting list.

Even we were called in similar manner last week and were asked to volunatarily donate for school building. When I enquired about the amount of donation, they mentioned that it upto us and didn't specified any amount. Just wanted to check as whether in your case, did they specifically mentioned 3 lacs also whether your registration was confirmed.

Please let me know, as I am confused and are also evaluating other schools.


Gopalan45 2013-11-30 14:39:49


Hi Gagan,

It looks 3 lakhs donation is only for Chance list. We need check whether same amount is asked for waiting list parents. Out of 3 laksh 1 lakh seem to be refundable deposit. Didn't they ask you to pay that 1 lkh?

gagnag 2013-12-01 09:46:36


Hi Gopalan

1 lac is a part of fee structure that I am aware of it..on the top of it..there is expecation for voluntary donation..when you mention chance list what does that mean and is it different from waiting list..if i understand chance list would mean that registration status is confirmed and to get the admission still you have to pay donation..pls confirm


Gopalan45 2013-12-01 11:17:27


I am not sure but this is what my understanding is. First 60 is confirmed and next 60 are given waiting list above all these remaining are chance list where chances are remote. It is happy to hear that confirmed seat people are not forced to make a fixed donation. Chance list are not confirmed unless we pay indicated amount.

Bllis100 2013-12-03 20:00:32


The school will seek affiliation with Council for the Indian School Certificate in New Delhi in due course. Children will be prepared for ISC and ICSE Board Examinations

This is what mentioned in the school website - Is that school not yet affiliated with the any council yet? -Is there any criteria stopping them to get?... I'm not sure whether the school that has X & XII would be eligible for affliation.  ..I have no knowledge on this and just cuious to know

can any one clarify on this affiliation part please.


caldera 2013-12-04 00:31:17


The CBSE/ICSE schools are controlled by central govt boards. Many number of schools are started with out approval up to sixth standard even runs for many years. When they have higher classes and buildings labs they will apply for affiliations and board will inspect and grand affiliations. Even a school with the same name may  be affliliated at one place and another branch may not be an affiliated one. When the school is affiliated they are given a number for the same. But reputed schools will get affiliation as they will have good backgorund to construct school . buidings lab etc.  But schools like this will be able to meet the creteria set by board and may get affliliation in the future.

Bllis100 2013-12-04 11:36:04


Thanks caldera

kiransdusk 2013-12-04 21:05:21


An incident - thought of sharing... 
We were at Shishya OMR to enquire on admission to STD1. We were at the office and awaiting the staff to stop talking so that we can start with our queries. it went on for about 15 minutes and on one even bothered to look this side. Later i had to intervene and start conversation. They asked us to wait for the application form. While waiting a boy (should be in 3rd or 4th) came in along with the PT teacher. The teacher spoke to the staff and requested for a spray (like volini) as the boy was suffering from heavy pain due to some cramp. We could make out that the kid was playing and fell down to cramp his elbow. I still remember his pathetic face. While i was wondering why the PT or drill teacher was not even having an antiseptic spray or first aid for quick support, and while the boy was weeping on pain, the office staff were busy chatting on internal politics and dint even bother to look for one. Later after repeated requests from the teacher they started looking for the first aid box. i could see them dialing from department to department to locate one but never found any. 
Think again before you select this school. its all about the brand they had created earlier. The school and the brand has lost its glory and it is a disaster to put kids in such irresponsible and pathetic conditions. Just have a look at the road that leads to the school. That itself will tell you how the management is.

There is no wonder if they have asked for donation. It will be good if they spend that donation to buy a first aid box at least. 

Bala007 2013-12-06 11:16:17


If u people have enough black money you can opt this type of school , they are not having tools to open child's brain and put every thing in and lock.It's waste of time and money to opt such school i have not seen such schools in state ranking.Heard that teacher's calibers also not that much gr8 as per the seen offs.


freebird1mani 2013-12-10 15:06:50


OMG!!!! i came to know from my friend that people r ready to pay even 5 laks for a seat in Sishya omr...Any of u got admission ?

RAVI2K 2014-02-18 06:35:15


Yes you are true. I went there last week they said 3L+50k

arunshankar 2014-02-21 14:45:27


Dear All,

Please clarify my doubt. I did register for my kid in the year 2011. She is suppose to be part of 2015 batch. I heard from Sishya OMR MGMT that it a confirmed seat. How much the donation will be on my case? would that be same 3L  + 50k or less?


Meena2014 2014-12-08 17:05:47


Hi Parents,

Really shocked to ehar about the donation part in Sishya OMR.
Please let me know if any one got admission for 2015 year.

chitra1 2014-12-09 03:20:04


Donation is same for all. It's 3L. Next this this will be increased to 4L.

SriramR 2015-10-17 23:05:42


Did any one got call for 2016 admission? Heard that it is already in progress

 Former member 2021-08-27 15:58:43


@bctbalaji did your kid get through the wait list ?


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