DU is one of the most famous universities in the country with lakhs of students vying for admissions each year. This is that time of the year when dreams of thousands of students would turn true.
Admissions for Delhi University will now be online as it is about to gear up for admissions to undergraduate courses for the next academic session.
In order to formulate an admission policy, the university had constituted a 24-member committee, comprising deans from faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals and members from the executive and academic councils.
Last year too same recommendations were there but due to concern of parents, offline admissions also continued. This year, the committee members have recommended that the admission process should go entirely online. To this, UGC has given thumbs up and the process has been already tested so the admissions are likely to be completely online from this year. The admission committee headed by the Dean of Students Welfare has had two meetings in the last fortnight.
Centralized fee collection system and reducing the number of cut-off lists are the other recommendations.
Currently, the application centers collect the fees but chances are to introduce a centralized system. All the payments will be made by the candidates to the university by which in turn will reimburse the respective colleges.
Also, reduction of cut off lists would improve the process as due to seven to eight cut off lists being introduced, the process drags to the month of August, by when the classes have already begun. The panel will submit its final recommendations to the Vice Chancellor, who will then take a call on the admission policy for the session. Approximately, 54,000 undergraduate students in various courses across over 60 colleges are admitted in DU. The admissions will start from May.