DU: Admission rules simpler, more student friendly

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 08, 2014 00:04 IST

Delhi University has made its admission process simpler both for students as well as colleges this year.

The university, under its new admission process, has stopped colleges from setting additional eligibility criteria for courses that they offer. This means that all colleges will now have to admit students if they meet the criteria set centrally.

Till last year, colleges had the option of introducing additional criteria such as minimum marks in English or mathematics for admission in some courses. The university now, though, has put an end to this in consultation with the colleges. Therefore, the criteria that colleges agree on have been included in the university’s admission guidelines. For example, a student must have studied Economics in Class 12 to opt for Economics as her/his discipline of choice.

Similarly, students who want to pursue English in college will get an advantage of 2% if they have studied English as an elective in schools. However, a disadvantage of 2% will be imposed on those who study functional English in class 12.

Till last year, students were forced to run from one college to another to find out if they were eligible for a particular course, even if they met the cut-off.

“It will be easier for students as they will not be confused and will not have to run from pillar to post to secure their admissions,” said JM Khurana, dean, Students’ Welfare.

Relief for students with vocational subjects

In another big relief for students, the rule against allowing students with vocational subjects in Class 12 to apply for all courses has been modified.

“The students will be allowed to choose one language and three other courses as their best of four percentage. However, if a student chooses a vocational course, 10% of the maximum marks will be deducted from that student’s marks,” said Malay Neerav, media coordinator, Delhi University.

In CBSE, for example, the maximum marks for web designing is 100. Therefore, if a student uses web designing to calculate his/her best of four percentage, he/she will have to deduct 10 marks from the marks she had obtained to calculate her effective percentage. Like, if she has scored 95 out of 100, her effective score will be 85.

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