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Dhirubhai Ambani International School Mumbai 2020-21 online admissions open


Are you seeking admission to Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai, Maharashtra? This article provides complete information about the admission schedule to Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS) Mumbai for admission to nursery and to other classes as per seat availability. Know the age criteria for nursery admissions and eligibility criterion for the other classes. Details about the entrance tests for higher classes and the online admission application guidelines have also been provided.

Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), Mumbai has announced admissions open for the academic year 2020-2021 for LKG, Class VIII-ICSE, and IGCSE and Class XI-IB Diploma Programme.

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About DAIS

Established in 2003, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai has consistently got the highest ranking in the list of Education World India School rankings. The ranking is not just for academic reputation but also for other qualities, such as faculty competency, education of students with special needs, sports education, etc.

DAIS is accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). Students of the school have had outstanding results and placements with top universities in India and abroad. Graduates from the school have got admission to higher education courses in Harvard, Cambridge, University of Toronto, Johns Hopkins, University of Hong Kong, Yale, Oxford, etc.

The global reputation of the school is phenomenal, with its focus not only on academics and on individual attention to students. The school also gives importance to sports and co-curricular programs, thereby providing for a child's wholesome development. In fact, DAIS students have won awards and accolades at the State, national and international levels in various competitions.



Eligibility criteria for DAIS admissions 2020

Prior to applying for admission, parents should confirm that their ward(s) fulfil the following eligibility criteria -
For LKG admission: The child should be born between October 1, 2015, and September 30, 2016 (both days inclusive).

For Class VIII admission (both ICSE and IGCSE): The student should have successfully completed Class VII and should have been promoted to Class VIII from a recognized school, before joining DAIS.

For Class XI IB Diploma admission: The student should have successfully completed Class X from a recognized Secondary Education Board before joining DAIS.

Information sessions for parents

Prior to applying for admission to DAIS, if parents so wish they can attend the information session at the school premises as per this schedule -
  • For IBDP Class XI: 9th September 2019, from 4.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
  • For IGCSE Class VIII: 9th September 2019, from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • For ICSE Class VIII: 9th September 2019, from 5.30 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.


How to apply

Applications for admission should be submitted online at the Dhirubhai Ambani International School official website with a registered log in ID. The same login ID can be used to fill up an application for siblings. The registration fee is Rs.5000/-. There may be additional convenience charges based on the mode of payment as charged by the Payment gateway.

Important note for admission to Class VIII: During the online application, ensure that you correctly select either ICSE or IGCSE. Once the online application for admission is submitted, you cannot change the stream later.

General instructions

It is advisable for parents to apply via a desktop or a laptop and not a smartphone. Also, use the latest version of Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer (IE10 or above) browser.

The name of the student must exactly match the name that is on the birth certificate. In case there is no middle name, that field should be left blank. The student's photo should be a colour passport-size photograph of size 5.5cm x 4.5cm on white, red or blue background. The photo and relevant documents to be uploaded should have a File size which does not exceed 5MB. Only PNG, JPG or JPEG format files can be uploaded. For admission to Class VIII and IBDP (Class XI), you can upload DOC files.

Documents required for online application

Ensure that you have the following documents scanned and ready to be uploaded for the online application process:
For LKG: A self-attested copy of the child's birth certificate and school reports, if any. Misplaced the birth certificate? Learn how to apply for a duplicate birth certificate.

For Class VIII: First, you need to upload a self-attested copy of the child's birth certificate. Next, self-attested copies of school reports of the last three years as well as the current year (2019-20) should be uploaded. Thirdly, the student has to write a Personal Statement on a separate sheet (not more than 500 words). This personal statement should be about his/her areas of interests and achievements and stating in what way studying at DAIS would help him/her achieve his/her goals and aspirations.

For IDBP Class XI: A self-attested copy of the student's birth certificate and self-attested copies of school reports of the last three years and the current year (2019-20). Then you need to upload a self-attested copy of the certificate/report card/document which is evidence of having sucessfully completing Class X. Next, if the student has had achievements in academics or sports or co-curricular activities, the self-attested documents pertaining to these should be uploaded in the 'additional information' page of the application. Also required is a Personal Statement (not more than 500 words). This personal statement should be about the student's academic interests, interests in co-curricular activities, achievements, and in what way studying at DAIS would help him/her achieve his/her goals and aspirations while contributing to the life of the schools and broader community.

Last date to apply online for 2020-21 admissions: 12th September 2019.



After application

For students fulfilling the eligibility criterion for admission to Lower Kindergarten (LKG), parents will be intimated via email about the further procedure.

For Class VIII, students who fulfil the eligibility criteria will be required to appear for an Aptitude Test, scheduled for 19th October 2019. Those shortlisted after this test will then be invited for an interactive session at the school.

For Class XI IB Diploma Programme, registered applicants satisfying the eligibility criteria will be required to appear for an Admission Test. There are two stages to this test:
Stage 1: This is a multiple-choice type Test of 1 hour 30 minutes, having questions related to Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, and English Language. Those shortlisted from this test will be required to appear for the second stage of the test.
Test date: 5th October 2019.

Stage 2: This is a descriptive written test of 3 hours' duration, related to English, Mathematics, and an Elective Paper (Social Studies or Science).
Test date: 6th October 2019.

The shortlisted students from this stage will be invited for an Interactive Session at the school in the second week of November 2019.

2020 Academic commencement schedule

The Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Mumbai academic session of 2020-21 will begin as per these dates -
LKG to Class VII: 26th March 2020.
Classes VIII - ICSE: 20th April 2020.
Classes IX and X - ICSE: 26th March 2020.
Class VIII - IGCSE: 20th April 2020.
Classes IX & X - IGCSE: 29th July 2020.
Classes XI & XII - IBDP 29th July 2020.

Note: The school may make changes in the dates of the tests and interactive session. The dates and times will be informed to the eligible registered applicants.



Contact information

Admission Office, Dhirubhai Ambani International School,
Bandra-Kurla Complex,
Bandra (East),
Mumbai-400098.
Ph: +91-22-35637061 (9a.m. to 6p.m.) / Fax: +91-22-35637266.
Email: admissions@da-is.org / admission.dais@da-is.org.
Website: http://www.da-is.org/.

So, as the school's tagline goes, "Dare to dream…learn to excel" and apply for admission to DAIS right away!


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Comments

Author: Karim Dharedia16 Sep 2019 Member Level: Bronze   Points : 10

For Class XI IB Diploma Programme registered applicants satisfying the eligibility criteria will be required to appear for an Admission Test. There are two stages to this test:

Stage 1: This is a multiple-choice type Test of 1 hour 30 minutes, having questions related to Logical Reasoning, Mathematics, and English Language. Those shortlisted from this test will be required to appear for the second stage of the test.
Test date: 5th October 2019.

Stage 2: This is a descriptive written test of 3 hours' duration, related to English, Mathematics, and an Elective Paper (Social Studies or Science).
Test date: 6th October 2019

Kindly make changes, test dates are incorrect.

Test duration, Subjects/ Areas tested-
Stage I of IBDP Admission Test: 1 hr 30 m. Multiple-choice type Test - Logical Reasoning, Mathematics and English Language
Stage II of IBDP Admission Test: 3 hrs. Descriptive Written Test - English, Mathematics, and an Elective Paper (Social Studies or Science)

The Admission Tests and Interactive Session will be conducted at Dhirubhai Ambani International School as per the following schedule:
Stage I of IBDP Admission Test- October 5, 2019 (Saturday)
Stage II of IBDP Admission Test- November 9, 2019 (Saturday)
Interaction with Students- Last week of November 2019.

Author: Vandana18 Sep 2019 Member Level: Platinum   Points : 2

Karim,

This article was republished with updates of the schedule of tests and other activities related to admissions for the next academic session starting in 2020. Hence, the correct dates and other details were already provided and perhaps you had not seen it after it was republished.



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