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DU admission process likely to begin on June 4

Last year, several colleges in the university had admitted students more than twice the number of sanctioned seats in popular courses. (AP) Last year, several colleges in the university had admitted students more than twice the number of sanctioned seats in popular courses. (AP)
Express News Service | New Delhi | Posted: May 4, 2014 2:26 am

Expected to begin on June 4, admissions to undergraduate programme in Delhi University might see a cut-off based admission process for Hindi Journalism, Social Work and foreign language courses such as Spanish, French, Italian and German.

According to university sources, the measure will be brought about to simplify the process of admissions to the university. Till now, admissions in these courses was based on an entrance test after students met a cut-off requirement for taking the test. Unlike last year, applications for these courses will also be centralised. Instead of applying to these courses using separate forms, students will only be required to mark these course options in the common OMR form or the online admission form, a university official said.

Having introduced the undergraduate programme last year, the university administration had done away with the common entrance test for English (Honours) and Mass Communication.

Meanwhile, the university is expected to announce the final admission schedule next week. To iron out roadblocks faced in the admission process last year, the university has constituted an empowered committee to look into the matter. “The committee is looking at admission issues such as over admissions and doing away with additional eligibility criteria which varies from college to college. The committee is also trying to assess the amount of weightage which could be given to vocational subjects taken by students in Class XII,” a university official said.

Last year, several colleges in the university had admitted students more than twice the number of sanctioned seats in popular courses.

Grappling with the shortage of infrastructure, the colleges had to construct temporary structures to accommodate the students.

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