Indian schools in Oman to seek applications for admissions

Oman Wednesday 06/January/2016 17:09 PM
By: Times News Service
Indian schools in Oman to seek applications for admissions

Muscat: Indian schools in Oman will begin online admissions for the 2016-2017 academic year from January 10 for kindergarten (KG) and classes up to the ninth standard.
“The Board of Directors (BoD) is finalising the process of admission formalities for the academic year 2016-2017. The Centralised Admission System with online registration introduced by the BoD has facilitated the entire admission process, making it convenient for parents and schools to cope with the rush during admissions,” a spokesperson from the BoD said.
The first random draw will be held in mid-March. Parents will be informed about the school allotment and admission dates. Vacancy statuses will be updated after the first lot of admission procedures, and wait-listed applicants will be considered for the second draw, which will be held in the first week of April.
The website related to admissions: is accessible with updated information and answers to all likely questions.
According to the official, a new branch of Indian School Muscat will start functioning from April 1 in North Ghubra, where admissions will initially be given only for KG classes.
Children passing out from this branch after KG II will be provided seats in Class one in Indian Schools in the capital area.
Recently, Wilson V. George, chairman, board of directors, Indian Schools in Oman, said the board is also working to open new schools in Al Amerat, Al Ansab and Barka.
All the capacity increases planned for Indian schools are in addition to the current expansion projects ongoing at existing schools, such as at the Indian School Al Maabela, which inaugurated its Phase-III building recently.
Every year, there is a heavy rush for admissions at Indian schools, where the board receives around 5,000 applicants.
The BoD hopes that with the new schools coming up and with the capacity increases at existing schools, pressure on admissions will ease and it may help get rid of the two-shift system in some of the existing schools in the near future.
Indian schools are the largest community schools in Oman, where over 40,000 students are enrolled.