DU to induct admission test process for undergraduate course

Photo related to admission process at Delhi University.

New Delhi: The University of Delhi has decided to conduct entrance test for its undergraduate admission process from this season in place of granting admission to the students through the traditional cut-off lists.

The university has also decided start its admission process by the end of March month which is two months earlier than previous years.

However, the process is in nascent stage and it will be finalized after consulting with the Standing Committee on Admissions to the Vice Chancellor.

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With this announcement the admission process may start by the end of March which is around two months in advance and they will close admission process around the same time as before.

According to a senior university official said, “The preponement of the schedule is only aimed at providing a bigger window to candidates for completing the registration process. However, the application will be completed as per the earlier schedule only as the form will be complete only after the board results have been announced.”

The official added, “The traditional cut-offs based on marks of Class XII may no longer be the sole criteria for admissions in DU. An entrance test is being considered. However, modalities like whether it should be subjective or objective, the admissions should be solely on basis of entrance test or have a certain weight-age for board marks, are yet to be discussed.”

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The admissions committee will make the recommendations to the Vice Chancellor following which they will be placed before the statutory bodies- Academic Council (AC) and Executive Council (EC) before being incorporated into the admission policy for the upcoming session.

The varsity had last year moved online for the undergraduate admission process. After registering themselves on DU’s admission portal, the students are required to upload “self-attested and scanned” copies of their documents after following the mentioned instructions and then make the payment online.

The students have to log into their registered account after announcement of the cut-off list and see the courses and colleges in which their percentage figures in the cut-off list, select the desired combination and then take a print out of the admission form.

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