DU Admission Alert: Delhi University to begin process from May 20

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Delhi University is expected to start the registration for admission to undergraduate courses of its various colleges from May 20 and the process is likely to go on till May 31.

The information has come after the Standing Committee of Academic Council approved a tentative admission schedule, in its official meet on Thursday, May 2. However, it is a tentative schedule and will be finalized only after the approval of Academic Council. As per an official, the varsity will be issuing the first cut-off list on June 14.

Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) released the Class 12 results much before the anticipated date. Now, the Class 10 results are likely to be declared soon. Notably, the CBSE decided on releasing early results following the directive of High Court which asked the board to complete the re-evaluation process before the cut-off list is released by Delhi University.

HC issued the order after a student was denied admission to Lady Shri Ram College for Women last year because of delayed re-evaluation by the board, despite scoring the requisite marks to get admission through the first cut-off list.

Coming back to DU admission process, besides the exam schedule, the committee also talked upon restraining the admissions through sports quota. As per the media reports, the council has taken the decision to consider only those sports which are played in big sporting events like Olympics, Commonwealth Games or Asian Games. Other games like men’s softball will be excluded from the sports admission quota.

However, the committee couldn’t reach the consensus on issues like:  medium of entrance examination, increasing ward quota for teaching and non-teaching staff, and admission relief to rural students.

Since the 54% OBC expansion, there has been no increase in ward quota for teaching and non-teaching staff, thus the committee proposed for the same. In another proposal, council suggested to give 1% relaxation to students from government and rural schools.