In an effort to expedite the massively delayed admission process at Delhi University, the 12-member principals’ committee on Saturday suggested that colleges send their cut-offs to the university by Monday evening and the admission process start on Tuesday.
The committee was set up after the university administration decided to roll back the four year undergraduate programme (FYUP) at the directions of the University Grants Commission (UGC). The university will now offer all those courses that were offered in 2012. The courses that were started under FYUP will be scrapped for the new batch. This includes the BTech and BMS courses.
Admissions were supposed to start on June 24 but were deferred because of the uncertainty surrounding the course.
The university will not call for fresh applications as it will be a time-consuming process. The applications that have already been received will be held valid.
However, candidates who have not already filled forms will be given another chance. They will be required to fill the University registration form on the payment of Rs. 100 (General/OBC) or Rs. 50 (SC/ST/PwD), along with the college admission forms in case they meet the cut-off and qualify for admission.
This application form will be valid for subsequent lists.
The additional eligibility criteria will also be back. Along with that, it will be up to colleges to decided if they want to admit students with more than one vocational subject or not. Admission for reserved categories, however, will be decentralised and conducted by colleges.
Principals who were part of the meeting made it clear that reverting to the courses in 2012 would mean that any new courses started in any college will have to be done away with. “The UGC directive and the resolution passed in the Academic and Executive Councils clearly state that we have to go back to the format valid in 2012.
This means that all the colleges that started new honours programme courses under FYUP will have to be done away with. Programme courses will have to come back to these colleges and teacher work-load will have to be relooked at,” said a teacher on condition of anonymity.
The loss of honours courses had hit colleges hard with insitutions like Aurobindo College and College of Vocational Studies facing major changes. Aurobindo College had started 7 new honours courses after the BA Programme was scrapped last year.