“Delhi University will adjust its admission process to the extraordinary situation without compromising on merit,” acting vice-chancellor P C Joshi said after the Class 12 board examinations were cancelled and added that the Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) can be a different method.
Almost 98 per cent of the applicants to Delhi University are CBSE students.”There will be some way to judge merit. These are extraordinary circumstances. The Central Universities Common Entrance Test can be a good method as it will be based on pan-India merit. DU will not compromise on merit. We will adjust to the new situation and see what method is to be developed. We will wait and see what are the criterion that the boards come out for evaluation of students,” he said.
Professor Rajeev Gupta, Chairperson-Admissions of DU, said, “The University of Delhi fully supports the decision taken by the Government of India to cancel the forthcoming CBSE board examinations in view of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The University of Delhi also feels that the health and safety of our students is of utmost importance. The University of Delhi looks forward to the decision of the CBSE regarding the declaration of the results.”
Professor Sanjeev Singh, Joint Director of Delhi University’s Computer Centre (DUCC), said, “The university is likely to admit students on the basis of CUCET, once the Education Ministry issues guidelines. We are all set. As soon as we received the guidelines, we will be ready.” Before Covid pandemic, DU conducted tests through the National Testing Agency (NTA).