No additional eligibility criteria, such as minimum percentage marks to qualify for certain subjects, will be applicable for admission into Delhi University this year. The university will start online registration for its 52 undergraduate programmes from May 28 while offline registration will begin from June 5.
“We plan to discourage students from applying offline. Earlier, the university used to sell both offline and online pre-registration forms for undergraduate courses on the same date,” J M Khurana, Dean of Students’ Welfare at DU, said.
This year, the university has seen a rise in the number of applicants with the admission process going online. For its post-graduate programmes, the university received over half a lakh more applications when compared to last year, Khurana said.
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DU will continue to stick to its ‘best of four’ formula in this session as well. Applicants can include marks of the subject in which he/she wishes to do major in, one language subject and two other subjects. However, the university said 2.5 per cent marks will be deducted from the best of four aggregate in case the applicants have not studied the subject in which they wish to major.
With the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) offering over 200 vocational courses, the varsity has relaxed its admission norms. Students can now include marks of up to three vocational subjects in their best of four aggregate. But they will face a disadvantage 2.5 per cent for each subject in the case, Malay Neerav, media coordinator and joint dean of student welfare, said.
Students who wish to do Honours in English and Hindi must have studied the subjects in Class XII. Similarly, students wanting to pursue BA Economics (Hons) and BCom (Hons) should apply only if they have secured passing marks in Mathematics in Class XII.
To keep the admission process simple and centralised, DU has also done away with entrance tests for various courses. The university will hold entrance test only for BA (Hons) in Business Economics and BBFIA. Students can register for the tests from May 20, with the entrance test scheduled for June 4.
The first admission list by colleges will be put up on June 25, followed by six more lists. Students will get three days to complete their enrollment after the first cut-off is released. Admission counters will remain open from 9 am to 1 pm, and in evening colleges between 4 pm and 7 pm. The university will also conduct open house sessions between May 21 to May 30 at North Campus to address admission related queries.
In a first, the university is all set to hold centralised fitness tests. “This year, fitness tests will be held by the university. List of those who qualify will be sent to the colleges,” Neerav said.