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Admission policy for upcoming session to be announced soon, declares DU

Delhi University is all set to announce its admission policy for the upcoming academic session by next week. The major changes that are most likely to be made are on start of online admissions and introduction of centralized admissions under sports quota.

Last month, the Vice-Chancellor of DU had set up a 23-members’ committee comprising of principals from nine affiliated colleges, members of DU’s Academic Council and Executive Council along with deans of various departments to make admissions simpler.

The committee met thrice in this one month and discussed the pros and cons of proposed changes. They have finally submitted the recommendations to the varsity’s VC.

“The recommendations of the committee have been submitted to the varsity. The Vice Chancellor will now review the proposed changes and final policy will be declared next week,” said a senior varsity official.

As per the committee’s recommendation, instead of separate fitness examination by the colleges for sports quota, the same should be conducted by the DU and criteria made centralized for all the affiliated colleges. The revamped model will make the process a lot easier for the students applying under sports quota.

The admission process is slated to begin from June 2 and wind up by August 14 for the various undergraduate courses for academic session 2015-16.

The committee had in its earlier meetings decided to make Mathematics a mandatory subject for those seeking admission into B.Com (Hons) and Economics courses. Another major recommendation is to bring gap year students at par with fresh applicants.

The other major changes which are expected would be adopting the ‘Best-Four’ policy and changes in the additional eligibility criteria. Unlike before, all the DU affiliated colleges will have uniform eligibility criteria as per the new policy. Moreover, inclusion of one language course will be compulsory in the Best-Four policy and the percentage calculated.

But much to the dismay of students, in case of Honours courses there will be a deduction of 2 per cent in case the student did not have that particular subject in class XII and a deduction of 10 per cent in case of vocational subjects.

The committee, however, has decided to remain mum on the implementation of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS) as the majority of the faculty members opposes the same.

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