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DU admissions: Cut offs not to be replaced with entrance test, HRD Minister clarifies

According to a PTI report, the Delhi University was mulling to introduce online entrance exams from next session onwards.

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New Delhi Updated on: December 23, 2018 8:03 IST
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Amid reports about the Delhi University planning to bring in entrance test as basis for admission in the Delhi University, Union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar ruled out the possibility of replacing the cut offs. 

According to a PTI report, the Delhi University was mulling to introduce online entrance exams from next session onwards. 

The DU admission committee was working out on details of the entrance based system and the issue was to be discussed in the next meeting of the panel which has education experts, college principals and faculty as members, the report said. The issue was deliberated upon last year as well by the panel but a consensus could not be reached.

Ruling out the possibility of replacing cut offs, Javadekar said, "For 2019-20 there will be no entrance test in DU and admissions will be conducted on basis of class 12 marks." 

DU currently conducts computer based entrance test for nine undergraduate and postgraduate programmes while admissions to a majority of undergraduate courses are determined through the aspirant's scores in class 12 exams.

DU's first attempt at switching to an entrance-based admission system in 2017 had hit a roadblock after objection from different student groups. 

The HRD Minister also said no final call has been taken yet on whether the JNU's entrance test will be conducted online and that too by the newly formed National Testing Agency (NTA).

However, JNU has already notified on the website that the exam will be conducted by NTA in 2019. 

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