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DU simplifies admission procedure

Students aspiring to get admission in the Delhi University may not have to face the long and tedious admission process that their predecessors did.

delhi Updated: Apr 12, 2011 11:21 IST
HT Correspondent

Students aspiring to get admission in the Delhi University may not have to face the long and tedious admission process that their predecessors did.

The Delhi University (DU) administration on Monday proposed to do away with pre-admission Optical Magnetic Resonance (OMR) forms completely.

This will mean that students of the general and Other Backward Classes (OBC) category will not have to apply to colleges at all, before the declaration of the cut-off percentages.

Instead, college cut-offs will be declared directly by the university.

Students can then apply to a course and college according to their marks.

But students applying under other quotas (such as Scheduled Castes/Scheduled Tribes, military, freedom fighter, Kashmiri Migrant) will have to fill in a pre admission form.

The proposal was floated in a meeting of all college principals, the vice chancellor and the university Registrar.

This proposal will have to be passed by the Admission Committee.

An official notification in this regard is expected shortly.

Admission dates may also undergo a change if the proposal is passed.

According to the DU Vice-Chancellor (VC) Dinesh Singh, colleges will come out with five cut off lists to make sure that all seats are filled.

"The process will become more transparent and efficient. It is much more student friendly as compared to the previous process," he said.

The proposal was greeted well by the principals.

"We used to get the information of 20,000 students for 400 seats earlier," said Savithri Singh, principal, Acharya Narendra Dev College.

"It was a more cumbersome process. This process is easier and simpler," Singh added.

Officials also maintain that nothing much is going to change if the proposal is implemented.

"The process is not undergoing any drastic change. There are a few changes from the administrative point of view.

But for students, the process just becomes easier (with the implementation of the new admission process)," Sunil Sondhi, principal, Maharaja Agrasen College.

Some principals, however, expressed reservations about the possibility of excess admissions.

"There is a possibility that we may get applications than the total number of seats," said a principal who did not want to be named.

"We cannot refuse admission if the student fills the criteria. I'm not sure how this will work out," the principal added.

But university officials say that over admission has been happening in the university for a long time and is nothing new.

Proposals for up gradation of laboratories and classrooms were also discussed in the meeting. Introduction of research facilities was also on the agenda.