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Useful details missing in brochure

Delhi University’s admission brochure this year is not the complete go-to guide that it used to be.

delhi Updated: Jun 04, 2013 02:13 IST
Mallica Joshi
Mallica Joshi
Hindustan Times

Delhi University’s admission brochure this year is not the complete go-to guide that it used to be.

It has information about the application process and on how to fill in forms, but it lacks details of any additional eligibility criteria being used by colleges for admissions.

This useful information, which students could use to gauge the demands that colleges may be making above and over the minimum eligibility set by the university, would ensure that institutions were enforcing uniform criteria.

Some colleges, for example, mandate that students have a minimum percentage in English for admission to in any course. Some colleges are expected to make math mandatory to Bachelor’s with honours in economics. College profiles

According to JM Khurana, the varsity’s dean of students’ welfare, the brochure that will be uploaded on its website — — on Wednesday will have the information.

The DU administration had in May asked colleges to send the additional criteria for publication in the brochure. According to sources, the colleges, however, could not send the information as a lot remained unclear even at the end of the last month.

“Details were ironed out at the last minute. But a lot is not clear. Making public the additional criteria at this point would have been wrong since the brochure is a final document which is binding,” said a senior DU official.

The brochure does not mention the courses and the number of seats at each college. It asks aspirants to approach colleges for this information.

New form
Changes were made to the application form due to the introduction of the four-year undergraduate programme. Applicants will not have to give their college preferences on the OMR form. They must, however, indicate their preferred courses.

Forms for reserved categories (SC/ST and disabled persons) are separate. The varsity has added optional areas for students to fill. This information will not be sent to colleges.