From quite some time, the Delhi University was planning to rope in National Testing Agency (NTA) to conduct the entrance exam for the various courses of the University and the proposal has finally been approved by the admissions committee of the university.
The director general, NTA, Vineet Joshi informed indianexpress.com, “we have already received the proposal and have given a nod now they (DU) have to decide the rules of conducting the exam and we will reach a conclusion thereafter.”
Talking to indianexpress.com, Delhi University admissions chairperson, Rajeev Gupta said, “There is a proposal to ask NTA to conduct the DU entrance exams. The exam will only be for the courses for which entrance is already a mandate and no new courses are being brought under the ambit. The pattern and syllabus for the exam are also to remain the same.”
The admissions to most of the courses offered by the DU are based on merit but for some courses there is an entrance exam.
The university has been mulling over the idea of an online entrance test for quite some time but was delayed due to a rift between the university’s official over the idea of conducting the entrance test online. Hans Raj, professor, member of academic council and former member of admissions committee said, “The proposal to take entrance exam online has been there within the varsity since long but if this is accepted then it might prove to be unfavourable for students hailing from rural areas or with lesser privileged backgrounds as they are likely to face issues attempting exams online.”
For now, the university has decided to give some additional benefits to the students who hail from the villages and have done their schooling from villages.
DU conducts entrance exam for the following courses
- B.Com (honours)
- Journalism courses
- Elementary education Music
- Humanities and social science
- Physical health education and sports
- BTech in informatics and mathematics vocational