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Last updated on: May 16, 2006 14:15 IST

The very mention of the word 'interview' is enough to make any adult nervous.

Imagine, now, when the interviewee is a child and a three-year-old at that?

Or an anxious parent who wants the best possible education for his/ her child?

Yes, interviews with tiny tots/ parents is part of the admission process at many private schools in India.

However, on May 10, the Delhi high court directed no private schools should conduct interviews of either children or their parents at the time of admission to the nursery class. School managements have been given four weeks' time put an end to this practice.

The court's decision followed a Public Interest Litigation, highlighting this practice, filed by an NGO called Social Jurist through its counsel Ashok Agarwal. According to SJ, the practice not only caused embarrassment and inconvenience to parents of the tiny tots, but also subjected the children to severe mental trauma.

What do YOU feel about the school interview system?

Have you or your child attended such an interview? How did you deal with it?

Do you think the ban is a welcome step for the Indian education system?

What are the problems you face or anticipate as a parent during school admissions?

How do you feel schools should tackle the admission process? 

This is your platform to voice your concerns and discuss these issues.