It all started sometime in June 2012 for my kids nursery admission in 2013-14. Myself and my wife tried to collect information about schools in south bangalore and tried to come up with a list of 3-5 schools. It was a slow exercise since we knew admissions start around September. We finalized few schools - kumarans, dps,rms international, aurobindo. Reputation of the schools and distance for us played major factor. We didnot wanted kid to travel in bus atleast during initial days. DPS was the closest for us and that became our option 1. kumarans,Aurobindo was around 4kms and rms was around 2kms. We badly wanted dps as it suited all our requirements.
On September kumarans started application online. They said it will start around 9 am and around 9am there was a message in site saying it will open around 10 am. They had already told it will close automatically once the required seats are full. I remembered the irctc tatkal and was trying from 10 am. Finally around 10.40 am i was able to submit the application for my kid. Myself and my wife got sms/email confirming the application and we were very happy. In between, Aurobindo told they will give applications for couple of days towards end of september. When my wife enquired they told it is already done. We were late by one day and It was our mistake that we did not check it everyday. For One month there was no response from Kumarans. After a month some time in October, they started calling kids for interview. But we never got a call. I tried calling up Kumarans and they told they had already called all selected candidates and it is management decision. As a parent I failed to get a interview call for my kid in Kumarans. What could have been the reason? Me and my wife spent hours together discussing the reason for our failure. Reading blogs, parenttree we could not make out a particular reason. Finally satisfied ourself saying they are selecting little older kids and my kid will be just 3 when he enters school.
With Kumarans debacle we immediately went to RMS and enquired. They gave us an application and asked to enroll immediately by paying fees. They have the policy of first come first served. We were bit afraid and thought of paying fees. After repeated discussions we delayed it for dps.
We kept inquiring dps about the start of their selection process and they told it will be in November. We knew we were risking rms but still persisted the temptation for dps. On Nov first week we got a call for dps interview. Finally something good happened. We went for interview with our kid and were happy to know we were 5th candidate for interview. We were little confident our kid will get selected. As time ticked my kid started crying. I somehow managed with chocolates. Just we were waiting outside principal room my kid started crying very hard. Not sure what to do. Chocolate helped and we went in. Principal was so courteous and asked about me and why dps? She gave one chocolate to my kid and he did not take it. After pursuing him he finally got it. Somehow it was not looking very great. Finally Principal told your kid is selected :-) and you can pay fees. We paid fees immediately and felt relieved. We had tense 2 months and thank god it ended well.