India, April 8 -- New Delhi

The Delhi government has decided to discontinue admissions in primary classes in its Schools of Excellence from this year onwards and instead, focus on converting the schools into specialised branches for a particular discipline -like Science, Arts or Skill Education - officials familiar with the development said.

There was no immediate clarity about admissions to senior classes in such schools.

Nirupama Abhyankar, deputy director of education (Schools of Excellence), said, "Admissions for junior classes to these schools will not be conducted this year. We are thinking of converting these schools into specialised branches of excellence for higher classes." The Delhi cabinet on March 22 had approved setting u...