DU backtracks, admissions to be held online and offline

  • Heena Kausar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: May 08, 2016 23:17 IST
The move to allow offline applications comes after many students’ organisations protested against the university’s decision to allow only online admissions in the current academic session. (Sushil Kumar/HT Photo)

In a relief to students, Delhi University is likely to bring out both online and offline applications for undergraduate courses in the upcoming academic session, which is likely to start from May 28.

Online registration for around 54,000 undergraduate seats will start from May 28 but the offline applications will only be available towards the end of the admission schedule for five days starting June 12. The registration process will end on June 16.

The move comes after many students’ organisation protested against the university’s decision to allow only online admissions in the 2016-17 academic session.

“Students will be able to fill both online and offline forms. While online forms will be available since May 28 and will continue till the last day, the offline forms will be only available for the last five days,” said Nachiketa Singh, member of the admission committee.

A 24-member admission committee, including academic, executive council members, principals and university representatives, has recommended a set of rules for admissions. The recommendations have been sent to the vice-chancellor prof Yogesh Tyagi for final approval.

AK Bhagi, another admission committee member, said, the offline forms will be available at four or five colleges where students can get a hard copy of the form. “There will be four colleges in which offline forms will be made available for the last five days. Students can take the offline forms and submit it after filling at these centers. We are yet to finalise the colleges where forms will be available,” he said.

Earlier, the university was planning to start the admission process from May 24 but the date has now been pushed for dour days. “We received many representations from students requesting for continuation of offline forms. There are some students who may not have access to computer and internet so we will continue with the offline forms,” said officials.

Delhi University started the admission process for postgraduate courses from April 28.

This year, for the first time, the university will conduct entrance tests for postgraduate courses at six centers, including Delhi, Varanasi and Jammu. The admission process for postgraduate courses is fully online.

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