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DU still to provide written guidelines for admission season

delhi Updated: Apr 18, 2011 23:18 IST
Mallica Joshi

It has been a week since the Delhi University administration announced that they would do away with pre-admission forms but colleges are still waiting for a written communication in this regard.

In the absence of this communication, colleges are finding it difficult to plan for the coming admission season.
“Unless we have the written communication, we cannot decide anything. We do not know clearly what we are allowed to do and what the new rules are,” said Rajendra Prasad, principal, Ramjas College.

“It has been discussed in the meeting, but unless the communication is here we cannot be sure of the nitty gritties,” Prasad added.

After the announcement of the new admission process, colleges have been thinking of ways to find more parameters to determine cut-offs, other than past experiences and Class 12 results.

Though most colleges rely primarily on past experiences to determine cut-offs, some college principals have said that over admission will become a problem without data on the number of applicants.

While some colleges are thinking about starting online registration process, which will not be mandatory, nothing concrete can be done unless the university sends colleges a written communication outlining the do’s and don’ts.

“Things are hanging in balance right now as we are waiting for the written communication. Our staff council meeting was held today where we told teachers about the university’s decision. There were may questions but we cannot answer them unless the we have clear written instructions. We will hold another meeting once things are clear,” said VK Srivastava, principal, Hindu College.

Sources in the university administration said the official communication could take 2-3 more days. “It will take some time to prepare as we have to look into the minor details,” said an official.