The Dhirubhai Ambani DAV School, Koparkhairane, which had cancelled the admissions of students suddenly after completing the procedure in February 2009, is ready to start its operation once again at the same campus but with a different name -Reliance Foundation School- in the academic session 2014-15. The school is likely to start the admission process, including selling of admission forms, in couple of days.
Parents have been visiting the new school campus in sector 14, Koparkhairane, to know more about the timing of admission in the school, as most of them had been waiting for the school to start operation, since a long time. "In 2009, I had admitted my children in the primary section, but the operation of the school was put on hold and they returned the admission fees. I had then admitted my children to other school," said a parent, adding, "I am happy the school is reopening."
The upcoming Reliance Foundation School in Koparkhairane will be a K-12 English medium, CBSE affiliated school. "Reliance foundation has been in the welfare of school children, and opening its school will change the education scenario," said a parent. She added, "I am excited about admitting my daughter here."
As per the school website, the school will emphasise on academic excellence and all-round development of children through a wide array of extra-curricular activities. It also claims that the student-teacher ratio will be 20:1, ensuring personalised attention to each child.
Navi Mumbai has quite a number of elite schools, Reliance's new school will open up more options.
"The name Reliance is enough as we have heard a lot about the school's Mumbai branch. Now, we have option for our children as well," said a parent.
However, the school has not disclosed the fee structure as of now. "Admission seekers first need to submit the admission form, which will be available in a couple of days, following which they will be informed about the fee structures," said a counsellor, at the school premises. However, the sources informed that the fee would be nominal as this school is not meant to make profit.
Parents have no resentment about their earlier experience of the admission being cancelled at the last moment. "I stay in the same node and there cannot be a better choice than a Reliance school," said a parent.
According to sources, during a site visit, officials of RIL realised in 2009 that the under construction school building had not been constructed as per their norms and specifications. However, no one from the school management was available to comment and an email sent was not responded till Monday afternoon.