DAV Public School Aundh - Pune



2 reviews by parents


 

This is a review of the admission process and the problems about it.

DAV is a CBSE school and the only one whose fees are the most reasonable. I have heard mixed reviews about the quality of education - when you have 60-70 students in one class, you cannot expect quality. It is like the old schools which we all attended.

Unfortunately since the last two years in a row the admission process has become very tough ( primary reason being less fees ) because of high demand and limited seats that the school offers. This strategy of offering less seats has led to corruption in the admission process wherein the desperate parents are even ready to shell out 50-60 K rupees to get the admission done through "agents".

The school has almost 8-9 divisions for each class. Yet the school chooses to open only 100 seats for nursery admissions. Out of these 100 first preference is given to siblings and DAVians who have transferred from other states/schools. Getting a application form equals guranteed admission. Hence 100 forms only - not a form more are given. Forms are given to siblings/DAVians on the first day and if some forms are available, then other peopel get it on the second day. Last year there were 117 people for siblings/DAVians category and none of the outsiders got a form. But I still know of people who have managed to get admissions through influence/money or a combination of both.

I fail to understand how a school which has 7-8 divisions for each class from 1st to 10th standard can give out only 100 forms. I asked the admission office people how is this possible. Considering you have around 60 students in one class, there should be at least 360-450 seats - even if I consider less divisions.

 and the answer I got was this:

We have only 150 seats for nursery. Out of that we have to keep aside 25% for the RTE category. So you are left with 113 seats for others. Out of those 113 we prefer siblings/DAVians and then if there are any we offer it to others. What about the other 300 odd seats - we have to keep seats for teachers's kids and then management seats, political influences, etc etc. Also I got the friendly advice that if you do not fall into sibling/DAVian category, then there is absolutely no chance and trying here is useless. Try for Junior KG as we have more seats on offer.

On top of that, an unofficial process is being followed by so called "parents" since the last two years. I suspect it is the school which has started this outside the school gates. The day the admission dates are declared three or four sets of registers surface - started by three parents belonging to the particular class

1) Fresh Admisisons - Nursery
2) Fresh Admisisons - Junior KG
3) Siblings/Davians - Nursery
4) Siblings/Davians - Junior JG

You have to register your name and you get a number on first come first register basis.Then comes the best part. 4 or 5 times of a day are decided and you have to go there at that time and sign on the register as a form of attendance.If you miss even one time then your number goes down. This continues till the time the day the forms are given. If you are within 100 you have a chance. If you are in the sibling category then you have the best chance as the forms are given the first day. Your luck if you are an outsider and there are some forms left out of those coveted 100.

Now who are these people who start the registers ? / Why cant the school stop this practice ? / What authority these so called groups have to deny others admissions ? / Why only 100 forms? What about the remaining seats ?

These are some questions which nobody is willing to answer. Everyone knows at the back of their minds what is going on and some even know how to get around this by contacting the right people and not playing this register game everyday.

I wonder where is the school heading and will the school be able to maintain any quality at all ?

A school where corruption starts just at the onset of a child's career - who still has a long way to go and learn the lessons of life to be a better human being - is not I would aspire for.

So for all those who still want to attempt - there was a notice put up recently that the admission notice will be put up on 20 Nov 2013 - and the registers started...  ;)

Immediately the next day the notice was removed and when asked they said that perhaps the notice will be put up in the first week of Dec as the Principal is on leave.  I bet the Principal has resigned due to the malpractices that are happening as no Pricipal would go on leave during admission time...  :)

 

My Daughter is studying at Class III. I am not really very concerned about her progress in terms of education at this age. In my days I use to travel in Primary school in my village and compared to that I am not very careful about the quality of education at DAV for class III. My wife is taking care of this. She speaks that things are okay. But what most concerns me is that how the face of my daughter remains when she returns from school. Is she feeling any tiredness? Is she not prepared herself for next morning bus journey? Does she read and write something at home? And to be frank I find that she is not unhappy for past three four years since her nursery in her daily life. That is really makes me happy. She is not feeling tiredness. She studies with the help of her mother. Also I find her to discuss what her teachers speak about the next day preparation and so on. I am sorry; I probably can not give a strong argument this time in terms of Teachers attitude / course / schedule/ discipline/ communications with parents/ fees and charges etc. May be next review- let me enquire with my wife- if I can give a few more news about it. Best regards Pranab

30 Chats

ameetgos
Hi All, On 3 March, DAV Aundh pune will display notice regarding date of Nursery admission form availability.. Please share the date if anyone will get an info on the same..
Bikramjit
Hello all,
What is the admission procedure for the DAV, Aundh?
Reading from the various sources, it seems preference is only given to DAVians (parents, relatives) and that fills up the available seats (100 I believe is for the Nursery) 
Can anybody please help me out with the admission process prevalent at the moment, preferably from someone who has got his/her ward secured an admission in the recent years and is a non DAVian.
Is intra DAV transfer allowed, from DAVs of other locations? How to have a confirmed input on that?
Regards,

gnsp
I am also looking for DAV's admission schedule.
Can someone please share more information on DAV school, Aundh?
Is it a good school for academics?
qdfd
Can anybody please post the application start date for D A V PUBLIC SCHOOL, AUNDH.
shubhashree
Hi All,

my kid is in Nursery and is studying in DAV Public School Aundh, Pune. We are staying is mahalunge and the scholl bus does not have pick up/drop near to my place. Does anyone know any private buses/cabs service which can do the pick up/drop service near to my place?







swati1212
any updates on admission DAV Aundh
and st joshph
swati1212
yesterday they have gvn 20th Jan as form realse date.
haiku
Dav which area....feb 1 thy l gv infrm the exact date of application isssuin....
swati1212
Can smbody guide me for DAV admission.

Regards

Swati Butala

hipriyaram
can anyone give me frrdback on DAV school as we are relocating from chennai to pune in two months time?
1ekta
No it's not true there are max 50 or 55 students in the class. The school have many division but it's ok . Getting addmission is difficult for outsiders or who don't have sibling's. It is an average school but not bad.u can also try SNBP school in rahatani wakad it is a good school with CBSE international board.
ektabhi
Hiii We r shifting to pune by the end of this month....my 4 yr old daughter studying in dav ggn...m also in same situation like u ....can u plzzz tell me what school u have decided for or daughters.... Thanks 9818353593
pessimist
Dear friends,
I am relocating to Pune in July, and am looking for admission into Class 2 & 6 for my daughters. They are currently studying in DAV Gurgaon, so the obvious choice is DAV Pune, but I am afraid of what I hear....60~70 students per teacher. Can anyone help me with advise. Regards

TsongT
I guess DAV starts the academic year on 1-April, and not 1-June and hence this weird rule.

I heard that even a child who have a 3 days difference was rejected admission in DAV.

I think your friend is going completely wrong by taking admission to Jr KG while the kid is already 5yrs 1 month on 1-Jun.

Imagine the kid who will be 7 yrs, 1 month (in June 2016) when he/she enters Class-1, when other similar Class-1 kids in other schools may be around 5 yrs 6 months. And in KVs a kid who is 7yrs 1 month on June 1st would be qualified to enter Class-3  :-)

Many new age parents and counselors may tell you that its fine to join late to school and not to worry, not put pressure on the kid etc. That thinking is perfectly fine if the child is not able to adapt to the learning with other peers. But any consequence of an over-age had to be faced by the child in future. You won't get these same counselors to talk on the subject while the child grows to 24 yrs :-)

these are just my thoughts ...

There has been many cases in several high courts on the min. age criteria in schools. And there has been very interesting arguments by the lawyers and petitioners.

Vicky88
why is that DAV expect child completing 5 years as of 1st Apr for Sr KG and likewise for other grades and not having range such as 4.5 to 5.5 years for Sr Kg. Has anybody experienced problem because of that, as my friend faced recently. He had to take admission to Jr Kg as his kid was falling short by 1 month in completing 5 years as of 1st Apr. Is this same issue with other CBSE schools. Don't think one should repeat a year for such weird rule. Kid with almost 4 yrs 9/10/11 months should get admission to Sr Kg.
Shiv07
Thanx aks09...will surely do that.

aks09
@Shiv07
I had been to kothari school today...i was impressed ...although fees is on higher side.,around 56,000 minus transport,uniform,education fees..,bt school luks promising...do ckck out if ur staying at Kondhwa..
Shiv07
@Kavyani....that's an exceptional review and spot on....I've read ur views on other schools in this forum....u seem to do a lot of ground work....if u don't mind me asking, are u too looking out for admission for ur kid? Which class and which area??? As parents we too are in a tight spot when it comes to admissions....every school that pops up on the city's radar charges sky rocketing fees and the ones to charge reasonable fees are saturated too fast!!! I don't believe in paying unreasonably high fees for a child's education....if a school does manage to give you everything, it would be out of this world!!! I don't think any of the so called 'good schools' fall into this category...admission malpractices, corruption, high handedness n not being approachable to parents, being rude, treating parents badly....these r just some of the things these schools do n to expect them to give our kids a good education...bah!!!!

Thanx for ur feedback....would be nice to get some feedback about schools this side...NIBM, Kondhwa, etc.
Vicky88
kavyani

good long review thanks for it. I was looking for admission to Sr Kg class.
kavyani
DAV is a CBSE school and the only one whose fees are the most reasonable. I have heard mixed reviews about the quality of education - when you have 60-70 students in one class, you cannot expect quality. It is like the old schools which we all attended.

Unfortunately since the last two years in a row the admission process has become very tough ( primary reason being less fees ) because of high demand and limited seats that the school offers. This strategy of offering less seats has led to corruption in the admission process wherein the desperate parents are even ready to shell out 50-60 K rupees to get the admission done through "agents".

The school has almost 8-9 divisions for each class. Yet the school chooses to open only 100 seats for nursery admissions. Out of these 100 first preference is given to siblings and DAVians who have transferred from other states/schools. Getting a application form equals guranteed admission. Hence 100 forms only - not a form more are given. Forms are given to siblings/DAVians on the first day and if some forms are available, then other peopel get it on the second day. Last year there were 117 people for siblings/DAVians category and none of the outsiders got a form. But I still know of people who have managed to get admissions through influence/money or a combination of both.

I fail to understand how a school which has 7-8 divisions for each class from 1st to 10th standard can give out only 100 forms. I asked the admission office people how is this possible. Considering you have around 60 students in one class, there should be at least 360-450 seats - even if I consider less divisions.

 and the answer I got was this:

We have only 150 seats for nursery. Out of that we have to keep aside 25% for the RTE category. So you are left with 113 seats for others. Out of those 113 we prefer siblings/DAVians and then if there are any we offer it to others. What about the other 300 odd seats - we have to keep seats for teachers's kids and then management seats, political influences, etc etc. Also I got the friendly advice that if you do not fall into sibling/DAVian category, then there is absolutely no chance and trying here is useless. Try for Junior KG as we have more seats on offer.

On top of that, an unofficial process is being followed by so called "parents" since the last two years. I suspect it is the school which has started this outside the school gates. The day the admission dates are declared three or four sets of registers surface - started by three parents belonging to the particular class

1) Fresh Admisisons - Nursery
2) Fresh Admisisons - Junior KG
3) Siblings/Davians - Nursery
4) Siblings/Davians - Junior JG

You have to register your name and you get a number on first come first register basis.Then comes the best part. 4 or 5 times of a day are decided and you have to go there at that time and sign on the register as a form of attendance.If you miss even one time then your number goes down. This continues till the time the day the forms are given. If you are within 100 you have a chance. If you are in the sibling category then you have the best chance as the forms are given the first day. Your luck if you are an outsider and there are some forms left out of those coveted 100.

Now who are these people who start the registers ? / Why cant the school stop this practice ? / What authority these so called groups have to deny others admissions ? / Why only 100 forms? What about the remaining seats ?

These are some questions which nobody is willing to answer. Everyone knows at the back of their minds what is going on and some even know how to get around this by contacting the right people and not playing this register game everyday.

I wonder where is the school heading and will the school be able to maintain any quality at all ?

A school where corruption starts just at the onset of a child's career - who still has a long way to go and learn the lessons of life to be a better human being - is not I would aspire for.

So for all those who still want to attempt - there was a notice put up recently that the admission notice will be put up on 20 Nov 2013 - and the registers started...  ;)

Immedaitely the next day the notice was removed and when asked they said that perhaps the notice will be put up in the first week of Dec as the Principal is on leave.  I bet the Principal has resigned due to the malpractices that are happening as no Pricipal would go on leave during admission time...  :)









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