This year, the admission process for undergraduate courses at Delhi University (DU) will continue till August 14. This recommendation was made by The 23-member admission committee, which has also suggested uniform eligibility criteria like pass marks in mathematics being compulsory for admission to Economics (H) and BCom (H) and deduction of 10 marks (2.5%) if physical education and music are included in the best four score.
The recommendations were finalized by the admission committee at a meeting and have been sent for approval to the university.
The reason for extending the last date of admissions to August 14 is that last year, many colleges saw students withdraw admissions post July 31, following the counseling sessions for professional courses at other varsities. The new academic session, however, will start on schedule in mid-July.
Although DU has been pushing for a completely online registration process, many in the admission committee felt this may put a section of students at a disadvantage and recommended continuing with centralized OMR forms. However, this time, the process for offline admissions will be restricted to just a few days—probably five. Online registrations will begin from the first week of June.
Furthermore, there will be no printed prospectus and all details will be made available on the university’s website. However, there will an instruction leaflet to guide those registering offline. Some colleges will also have computer counters to help students apply online.
It may be mentioned that in a relief to hundreds of students enrolled in B Tech courses under now-defunct Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP) of Delhi University, the All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE) has finally given its approval to 27 colleges to run the courses. AICTE has given approval for the 2013-14 batch which had taken admission in the B Tech courses, as part of the now defunct FYUP.