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Delhi University likely to Restrict Students to Only 10 Colleges to Apply

Mar 27, 2014 12:22 IST

    Delhi University (DU) might be seen restricting the applications of aspirants, as they will be allowed only to apply to 10 colleges out of 65 and for 6 courses out of 34 at maximum from this year Admission season.

    The applicants will also be bound to change college only once during admissions with no further scope. These proposals are likely to be introduced from 2014with an aim to reduce disorder that occurred in last 2 year, during admission procedure, that also made general students to get through 10 cut-off lists.

    The proposed reforms also include that DU will not accept colleges to enroll students beyond the number of seats sanctioned for the specific course, in that particular college, as told by DU Administration.

    Furthermore, the students who have gap in the year of passing 10+2 or those wishing to change their course mid-way and want to continue graduation from DU have reason to cheer now since the changes also include no-denial policy for Gap year aspirants. Yet another proposal mentions that along with gap year, the age will also not be pre-set by the college while enrolling applicants and the college will not be able to refuse entry to any aspirant because of his/her gap years or age.  

    In a bid to improve and organize proper admission system in DU, a committee was formed to recommend the suitable proposals in 2013. However, these proposals are yet to be considered by the university administration shortly.  According to a member, the committee has also recommended that students coming in from other streams have a 2% higher cutoff. Last year, aspirants could take admission in any college provided their scores were higher than the cutoff.

    The cut-offs will now be based on the best of 3 subjects instead of 4, which may benefit students with vocational subjects. Until now, cutoffs in DU were being calculated on the aggregate in best-of-four subjects, which included one language as well. Now, if proposal is approved the cut-offs are likely to be based on only best score in 3 subjects.  Also, vocational course students will have to deduct their 10 marks while calculating the best of four/ three aggregates as per the new changes.

    The online and offline centralized application admission procedure is likely to remain unchanged and will ease the admission scrutinization process as informed  by a south Delhi college principal, also member in the committee.

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