Entrance tests for postgraduate language courses at Delhi University may be conducted offline but the rest of the courses will have online entrance exam -- a step towards finding a middle ground over the procedure facing protests from a section of faculty and students.
Ever since the university announced its plan to conduct online entrance tests for PG courses this year, some teachers and students have been protesting the move.
Officials said students have been raising objections on the ground that aspirants from all streams are may not be well acquainted with computers. It may also put students from backward regions at a disadvantage.
Now the university plans to take a middle route by allowing written entrance tests for language courses such as English, Persian and Sanskrit.
“There have been protests as students are saying many applicants will find it difficult to give an online test. So, we are planning to allow a written test for some courses such as languages. But rest all courses will have an online entrance test,” said a member of the admission committee.
The online registration for PG admissions will begin from May 31. The last date for filling applications and the entrance dates are yet to be announced.
The online registration for undergraduate admissions starts from Monday for courses in which admission is based on cut-off.
The online registration process for undergraduate courses, in which an entrance test is conducted, will begin from May 31. DU conducts entrance tests for courses such as Bachelor of Management Studies, BA (Hons) Business Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration (financial investment analysis).
The registrar, Tarun Kumar Das said the registration process for all programmes and categories will be online. “The eligible applicants are informed that the registration process of all the programmes will be completely online including sports, extra curricular activities (ECA), Kashmiri migrants, CW (defence), and PwD categories,” Das said.
Das said details of the registration process and procedure will be available in a bulletin of information to be uploaded online on www.du.ac.in.