New Delhi: Delhi University is set to announce by next week its admission policy for the upcoming academic session with major changes likely on the cards, including for bringing the admission process online and introducing a centralised policy for sports quota admissions.
“A 23-member committee was formed by the varsity last month to review the admission criteria ahead of admissions. After three extensive meetings and deliberations on the proposed changes, the committee on Thursday submitted its recommendations to the university which will be reviewed by the Vice Chancellor,” a senior varsity official said.
“Some major changes are expected in the pattern and guidelines and the final policy is likely to be announced next week,” he added.
While DU is looking to make the entire admission process online from the upcoming academic session, the policy for admissions under sports quota is also set to be revamped.
“The committee has recommended that instead of colleges conducting separate fitness tests for admissions under sports quota, the same should be centralised and be conducted by the university,” a committee member said.
The admission process is likely to begin from June 2 and will be winded up by August 14.
DU had constituted the 23-member committee comprising the registrar, deans of various faculties, principals of various colleges and its Academic and Executive Council members to look into the process of admissions for the various undergraduate courses for academic session 2015-16.
The committee had in its earlier meetings decided to do away with any disadvantage to the gap year students and said they will be treated on a par with fresh school pass-outs.
Also, for students seeking admission into B.Com (Hons) and Economics courses, it will be mandatory to have mathematics as a subject.
The other major changes which are expected would be in the additional eligibility criteria to be adopted by colleges and the ‘Best-Four' policy.
“All the colleges will have to adopt a uniformity in eligibility criteria for admissions unlike earlier when they could have defined their own rule besides those mandated by the varsity,” the committee member said.
“The Best-Four policy is also being revised and it will be mandatory to include one language course in the Best-Four percentage.
“In case of Honours courses, if the aspirant has not studied the particular subject in class XII, there will be a deduction of 2 per cent while, in case of vocational subjects, there will be a deduction of 10 per cent,” he added.
The members, however, maintained that the admission committee has not submitted any recommendation regarding implementation of the Choice-Based Credit System (CBCS), which is being opposed by a section of teachers.
“It is being worked out at the university level and the admission committee has not submitted any recommendation on the same,” another member said.