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DU admission panels submits their recommendations to the VC

The admission committee comprises of the 23 member panel, met for the second time on April 16 and have come to some major recommendations on Undergraduate admissions (UG). The major issues discussed in the meeting are bringing gap year students at par with fresh applicants, starting and closure dates of admissions and online/ offline admissions. The committee comprises of nine principals from various affiliated colleges, DU’s Executive Council members and Academic Council along with deans of various departments. Student’s welfare dean is the convener of the committee.

UG Admissions are likely to commence from June 2 and continue till August 14, 2015. Though the varsity wanted the registration process to go completely online, some of the panel members recommended that offline centralized OMR forms should be made available for the last few days to allow aspirants who faced problems applying via internet. However, there will be no printed prospectus this year and those applying offline will be given a guide sheet explaining how to fill the form.

Reportedly, some changes in the pattern of cut-off release is also expected. The panel has recommended that the admission process be extended from July 31, 2015 to August 14, 2015. The reason for doing so is a day’s gap between issue of a cut-off list and admissions so that the data could be properly updated and analysed. Till date, there were no gaps between issuance of cut-off list and admissions.

Another major recommendation is that the students who have taken a gap will be at par with regular students. There will be no penalty and admissions would be purely based on cut-offs issued. Equal treatment will be given to gap year students and fresh passouts applying for various UG courses offered by DU. Thus, the students taking a break after passing high school can now be relieved of the disadvantages put on them by the university.

Moreover, the student opting for Economics and B.Com (Honours) have to compulsorily take Mathematics as a Subject. To add to the woes, female aspirants who were earlier given relaxation up to 5% in cut-offs will now have to settle down for only 3%. All the colleges affiliated under the Delhi University have to follow a uniform eligibility criteria for admissions unlike before. Till last year, the colleges had the privilege to set their own rules and regulations for the admission process apart from abiding by the criteria mandated by the varsity.

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