From next academic session, admissions in DU may see a turnaround, with the university ready to make the process more transparent and fair. To facilitate this, a high-powered committee of 12 principals from different colleges has been formed to review the overall admission process from the next academic session.
The committee will be chaired by Deepak Malhotra, principal of Dyal Singh College (evening), while SK Garg, principal of Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College, has been appointed the convener.
“A high-powered committee has been set up for the first time in DU which will oversee the admission process for all categories of students, including those under the reserved categories, sports and ECA,” said Dinesh Singh, vice-chancellor, DU.
University officials said that student-teachers’ ratio and fee structure are some other grey areas that the new committee may look into.
The committee has appointed principals from other colleges such as Kamla Nehru, LSR, Maitreyi, SRCC, Miranda House, Kalindi College , Shivaji College , Bhagini Nivedita and Indraprastha College.
“The committee will have full powers to device ways and means of conducting admissions in DU. They will examine the current admission process and if they feel, then necessary changes will be introduced to make the process more transparent,” added Singh.
Teachers in DU have welcomed the move, claiming that a review in the admission procedure was imperative. “The most important change that needs to be brought into effect is some sort of an application form so that we get an idea of how many students are applying for a particular course,” said Ujjaini Ray, professor, LSR College.