The admission process for UG and PG courses in Delhi University (DU) may begin from May 1, after a delay of around 15 days from the earlier announced schedule.
The DU admission committee had earlier announced that it would start the registration process on April 15 and it would end by on May 7.
Rajeev Gupta, chairperson of the admission committee, Wednesday said, “We will most probably start the registration process from May 1 as we are yet to complete the preparations. We will come up with the revised schedule once we are ready with our changed policies and procedures.”
According to a special invitee to the DU’s admission committee, the committee members have not reached a consensus over several proposed changes. “Several members raised objections to the distribution of marks in sports and extracurricular activities (ECA) category. The committee had proposed to fix the distribution at 5% of all seats for these quotas combined. Currently, it varies from college to college.
While some colleges fix it at 2.5% of all seats, others may reserve a high percentage for one or the other. Any such decision has to be passed through the academic and executive councils. The admission committee cannot decide it,” a member said.
Colleges across DU have to reserve 5% seats for students under the sports and ECA quota together in each course.
Another committee member said the registration process is being delayed as the university has been working to get the database of students registered with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE).
“If we get the database of students, we will be able to get their mark sheets and certificates directly. There will be a lot more transparency. The due process of getting the database is still underway,” the member said.
Admission committee of DU has already announced some changes to be introduced from the new academic session 2019-20 like reducing marks for a change of stream from 5 to 2 percent and beginning the ECA & sports quota admissions prior to the release of cut-off lists.
DU had earlier said that it would introduce online entrance-based procedure for admission in all UG courses from 2019-20. But, the admission committee later dropped the idea saying it will require a lot of planning before switching to the online entrance exam for admission in its 63 colleges.