Announcing a slew of changes in its admission process Tuesday, Delhi University said admissions as well as payment of fees will be completely online from this academic session.
Addressing a press conference, Dean of Students’ Welfare J M Khurana, said, “As instructed by the University Grants Commission earlier this year, we have decided to make the entire admission process online. Until last year, students had the option of filling both offline and online forms.”
The online registration process will start Wednesday at noon and continue till June 19, following which the first cut-off list will be announced on June 27. The one-time registration fee for general category students is Rs 100 while it is Rs 50 for SC/ST students.
This year, the university has decided to release only five cut-off lists — the last of which will be released on July 16. “Like last year, students will have three days to apply for admission once the cut-off lists are announced. This time, everything from entering personal details in the central Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) forms to paying the fees, will be done online through the DU portal,” said S K Garg, Principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyay College and a member of the admission committee.
He added, “During registration, students will be required to upload self-attested scanned copies of their original documents — marksheets, birth certificate (Class X certificate) and caste certificates (in case of reserved categories), income certificates (for OBC categories) etc. Once the student finds that his cut-off has been met, he/she will have to click on the course and college in which he/she wants admission, and a digital form will be generated with all details. The student should take this to the college and get their original documents verified. They will be given admission if they meet the criteria.”
Similarly, admission under the sports/ECA category will also be done centrally. This time, venues for the trials have been divided game-wise or art-wise. “For instance, some colleges have been asked to conduct basketball trials. So, all trials for the game will take place at the selected colleges,” said C S Dubey, member of the admissions committee.
In keeping with the centralised process, minority colleges such as St Stephen’s and Jesus & Mary College will also have to be part of the central registration process.
Four more colleges — Mata Sundari College for Women, Sri Guru Nanak Dev Khalsa College, Sri Guru Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce — which were granted minority status by the Delhi High Court last year, will also follow the same process. These colleges are run by the Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee.
“Unlike previous years, registration for Stephen’s and JMC will have to be done centrally first and then followed up in individual colleges. The same process will be followed by the four new minority colleges. However, once registration is done, they will be able to follow their own admission policy and determine cut-off,” said Khurana.
Another change is the overall one per cent relaxation for women students, which earlier varied from college to college.