Three Indian schools have been granted permission to operate a two-shift system from the new academic year (2019-’20), starting from April this year.
The MES Indian School, Ideal Indian School and Shantiniketan Indian School have been granted permission by the Ministry of Education and Higher Education to operate morning and afternoon shifts, providing relief to parents who have been finding it difficult to get admission for their children in schools with affordable fees, it is learnt.
The ministry had recently allowed private schools, especially community schools, to run two shifts provided they complied with its directives. As Indian schools were finding it difficult to cope with the growing demand for a greater number of seats, this has come as a boon for many in the largest expatriate community in the country.
MES Indian School and Shantiniketan Indian School have already announced that they will launch the second shift from April while Ideal Indian School is still to make a formal announcement in this regard as the school is looking into the feasibility of the shift system.
MES principal Hameeda Kader said that the school is getting ready to launch the shift system and the modalities are being worked out.
“We have already opened registration for students and depending on the demand, we will decide on the whole programme. We are working on the proposal and the details will be given soon,” she explained.