Delhi University’s (DU) decision to set up a high-powered committee to oversee the admission process for the upcoming academic session in 2012-13 has made principals and teachers across the varsity take notice.
Principals across DU have come out with a string of issues that need to be redressed to streamline the admission procedure from the next academic session.
“The first meeting is yet to take place, since we have not received a formal notification. However, as a principal, I have noted that there are several issues that need to be addressed. We need to come to a consensus on the OBC admissions.
General category admissions also need to be streamlined in a better way. This year the application forms were done away with, as it did not serve any purpose. We need to come up with a new system that will serve as an alternative to the present one," said SK Garg, principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College and convener of the committee.
Some members of the committee were also sceptical about the Delhi high court’s intervention in ECA admissions in certain colleges in the DU.
“Why should the need for legal intervention at all? We need to take stock of this situation and ensure that this is never repeated again. We also need to streamline the admission process for students with a gap year in between, because it has been found that a few colleges have turned these students away,” said a member of the committee, requesting anonymity.
However, some members have also pointed out that with the large influx of students in the Delhi University, several other systemic changes need to be rolled out to ensure that the quality of education is not compromised.