In order to make life easier for outstation candidates, the Delhi University will soon begin entrance examination for Postgraduate courses in five centres outside Delhi. This move will help aspiring candidates living outside Delhi, as they will not have to move to the city for exams. An 18 member standing committee comprising deans of various faculties has been formed by the Vice Chancellor of the university in this regard. They are presently deliberating upon the proposal of introducing five examination centres for the process.
The registration process of the 66 postgraduate courses has been put on hold due to the fact that the committee has not yet decided about their final recommendations. According to a committee member, “The committee is considering setting up of five centres for conducting entrance examination; however, the modalities need to be worked out. The centres are likely to come up in major cities including metros or near those towns from where the university receives major chunk of applications. The feasibility of the new experiment needs to be worked out before going ahead with the same. We are also working on making the admission process more centralized unlike previous years when departments were responsible for conducting their own entrances and set question papers for the same.”
A final call in this regard will be taken by the Vice Chancellor of the university once the recommendations are submitted by the committee. For applicants, there will be a centralized registration process this year and a common application form for all the streams. Apart from interdisciplinary and professional courses departments, all other departments would be entitled to reserve 50 percent of the total seats for direct admission for the internal DU students, completing their undergraduate courses from the university itself.
The remaining 50 percent seats in all the post graduate courses will be filled through entrance examination and personal interview round conducted by the administration of the university. The candidates applying for any specific course must have a Bachelor’s Degree in the relevant subject or stream and should have minimum percentage of marks required, to take admission in the university.
There is no age limit in the postgraduate programmes offered by DU except for professional courses under regulatory authorities like Medical Council of India or Bar Council of India. This academic year, over 8000 students will take admission in various postgraduate streams and programmes under the university. The initiation of examination centres outside Delhi would help many aspiring candidates to give away the examination in their own states and save valuable time by avoiding the time travelling to Delhi for the exams.