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HindustanTimes Wed,24 Sep 2014

DU admissions kick off; 54,000 seats at stake

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 02, 2014
First Published: 00:49 IST(2/6/2014) | Last Updated: 00:52 IST(2/6/2014)

The 54,000 seats for Delhi University’s four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) will be up for grabs from Monday, when the varsity will start selling centralised forms for admission. Aspirants can submit the optical mark recognition (OMR) forms – available on the varsity website, as well as 18 centres across the Capital – both online and offline till June 16.

Last year, the university received more than 250,000 applications for the 41 undergraduate courses. This year, it is expecting the number to reach 350,000.

The FYUP has been lauded and criticised in equal meas ure, while the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party had promised to roll it back in its election manifesto.

Cut-offs are expected to be high this time as well, with a larger number of students – about 2,500 in Delhi – scoring above 95% in their Class 12 board exams.
 
The option of choosing colleges in the form has been kept out again. Principals, however, are not happy with this decision. According to them, institutes will have no way to ascertain how many students are actually interested in their colleges, thereby forcing them to push up the first and second cut-offs.

St Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College will conduct their own admission process. Aspirants who wish to apply to these two colleges can only fill the forms online.

Visitors have been asked to use public transport and avoid getting their own vehicles as there will be limited space for parking and only vehicles with valid University stickers will be allowed entry.


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