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DU holds Open Day, answers queries of anxious applicants

DU admission 2018: Students asked questions ranging from process of calculating the ‘best four’ percentage, which is the eligibility marks for admission, to whether course should be given preference or college.

education Updated: May 22, 2018 11:39 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The ‘Open Days’ will be held till May 29 on all days except Sundays giving applicants eight days to get their queries answered by university officials.(HT file photo)

Around 1,200 applicants and their parents attended Delhi University’s ‘Open Days’ session on Monday to get answers to their queries regarding undergraduate admission process.

Students asked questions ranging from process of calculating the ‘best four’ percentage, which is the eligibility marks for admission, to whether course should be given preference or college.

The online registration for admission to merit-based and entrance-based undergraduate courses began on May 15 and around 1,40,000 applicants have already registered with the university. The last date to register is June 7.

The ‘Open Days’ will be held till May 29 on all days except Sundays giving applicants eight days to get their queries answered by university officials. The sessions are being held in two shifts from 10 am to 11.30 am and 12 noon to 1.30 pm.

One of the most common questions students had was if they could pursue a subject they did not study in Class 12. The university officials informed them that in such a scenario, 2.5 percentage points would be deducted from the ‘best four’ percentage.

“I want to pursue Psychology (hons) but I did not study the subject in Class 12. I was informed that I could apply but 2.5 percentage points will be deducted from my score,” said Muezzah Noorani, a Class 12 student from Daryaganj.

Some applicants, who had a gap year, asked if it was any disadvantage. “There will be no disadvantage for applicants who have gap year since they finished Class 12. They need to meet the requisite criteria and submit necessary documents for admission,” deputy dean of students’ Gurpreet Singh Tuteja told students.

Many applicants wanted to know about the dates for entrance exams for undergraduate courses. The university offers 10 undergraduate courses for which admission is based on entrance test. Admission to postgraduate and research courses is also based on entrance test.

Questions asked in Open Day

“The entrance tests are starting from June 17 and the detailed schedule is available on the university website,” a DU official said.

Q: If I did not study Mathematics in Class 12, will I be eligible for B Com (hons) and Economics (hons)?

A: No. Mathematics is compulsory for BCom (hons), Economics (hons), Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), BBA (FIA), and BA (hons) Business Economics.

Q: Can I apply for multiple courses in an online form?

A: An applicant can apply for all merit-based programmes as well as test-based programmes in one online application form. But fees for each entrance test-based programme have to be paid separately.

Q: How to apply for ECA and sports quota?

A: The options are available in the online application form. An additional fee of Rs 100 each for ECA or sports quota is applicable.

Q: How to calculate the ‘best of four’ percentage?

A: It is the average of an applicants score in one language and three best academic/elective subjects.

First Published: May 22, 2018 11:38 IST