DU Admissions 2020: Admission to Dual Degree Programmes not allowed, clarifies Delhi University at PG Counselling Webinar

Published on: Jul 3, 2020 12:34 IST
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DU Admissions 2020: Delhi University hosted its first live pre-admission webinar for Postgraduate level students. The webinar was attended by over 1600 students, majority of whom were concerned about the PG Entrance Exam 2020, for which the National Testing Agency is yet to announce any examination dates. On similar lines, many others needed to clarify, if they could edit their application forms for DU PG Admissions 2020 and aspects about reservation certificates and category norms. However in the webinar, officials from the Admissions Branch confirmed that Dual Degree Specialization or Admission to Dual Degree Programmes not allowed as per Delhi University Admission 2020 Norms.

Merit Based Admissions vs Entrance Exam Based Admissions

During the webinar, officials from the DU Admissions Office confirmed that there are two modes through which candidates or applicants can secure admission to PG Courses offered by Delhi University. The first one is through entrance exam, for which 50% of the total postgraduate level seats are reserved. All students from outside Delhi will have to opt for this mode, when it comes to DU PG Admissions 2020. On the other hand, merit based admissions will be available in few courses that will be offered to students who are able to complete the admission formalities and provide the necessary details about their UG education.

However, the Dean of Admission Branch at Delhi University, Shobha Bagai also confirmed that there are several postgraduate level courses for which admissions will be granted only on the basis of qualification in the entrance exam. Therefore, students or applicants are advised to go through the admission information brochure before applying.

About Certificates and Academic details

Addressing Queries about uploading of Category Certificates and Academic Details on the online admission portal, official informed candidates that for now they can upload the old certificates which are available with them. However, candidates will have to ensure that they upload the necessary new certificates for category and other details before the finalization of admission, otherwise they admission may be cancelled. Officials also confirmed that students do not need to visit visit any department or college for physical verification of documents.

No Dual Degree Specializations

On the topic of dual degree specializations, many students asked the officials, if they could apply for multiple courses in DU. In response, DU Admission Branch Officials informed a student that as of now, Delhi University has not accepted UGC’s recommendation to offer Dual Degree or Dual Specializations. Therefore, students cannot apply for dual degrees from same university i.e. from Delhi University currently. However, students are allowed to take up dual degree specializations in different universities.

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