Giving rest to the ongoing speculations around DU admission, an official of the Delhi University stated that the dates for the admission process are yet to be declared.
Notably, in March, news agency PTI reported that “registration for all undergraduate, postgraduate, M.Phil and PhD courses will, tentatively, begin on April 15 and end on May 7”, giving rise to the anticipation building around admission in undergraduate courses.
Then, the university official, speaking on the matter, said that the admission process will begin from April end. Owing to this statement, today, i.e. on April 30, the amount of searches and queries for DU admissions witnessed an extreme spike.
As per the PTI report, the University has decided to reduce the percentage of mark deduction during the change of stream. Earlier, 5% was deducted for changing the stream, however, this year only 2% will be deducted from the best-of-four average.
University, reportedly, is likely to increase the seats this year. Notably, the Human Resource Development Ministry (HRD) had directed the higher educational institutions and universities across the country to increase the seats by 25 per cent, in February this year. The notification was released in wake of implementation of 10% EWS quota.
According to media reports, Delhi University, following the HRD orders, will increase the number of seats in two phases – 10% increment in the first year whereas the remaining 15% will be increased in the next year.
Last year, a total of 60,000 seats were declared by the varsity.