DU goes mobile begins admission

New Delhi: Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme admission process begins on Monday. Students seeking admission can submit the centralised optical mark recognition (OMR) forms both online and offline from June 2 to June 16.

The online OMR forms will be available on Delhi University’s website (http://du.ac.in) whereas offline forms can be bought from 18 centres across North Campus, South Campus and other colleges of Delhi University.

The offline paper-forms will cost Rs 150 for general category students and Rs 70 for SC/ST students. The online OMR forms, for which students will have to pay through internet banking, will be much cheaper to encourage filing of forms online.

General category students can fill the forms online by paying Rs 100 whereas for SC/ST students it will cost Rs 50.

The university has also launched an Android-based mobile application – DU UG Admission 2014-15 – through which students cannot only get all admission-related information but also fill online admission forms.

The first cut off list will be released on June 24, followed by up to nine more lists depending on seat availability till July 21.

Students will get three days to complete the enrolment process under each of the first five cut off lists.

This year, Delhi University, in an effort to make the admission process smoother and uniform, has prohibited colleges from imposing any extra eligibility criteria on students.

“A student applying in five different colleges will have the same criteria for admission in all of them. Colleges can no more impose any extra-eligibility criteria for students. Rules will be same for all as set by the university,” DU’s media coordinator Malay Neerav has said.

Also, the option of choosing colleges in the form, which had been done away with last year, will be reintroduced and students can select as many colleges as they want to take admission.

Much to the delight of students who had taken up one or more vocational subjects in Class XII, DU has this year provided the option to add board exam marks of these subjects in the best of four marks, required for admission to various colleges.

However, the students will face a deduction of 10 per cent of the maximum marks from the marks scored in each of the vocational subjects included in the best of four.

Further, as per the admission guidelines this year, the university has said that that if a student who has not studied a particular subject in class XII but wants to study it at undergraduate level then there would be a deduction of two per cent from the aggregate of best-four subjects.


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