The admission process for Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS), one of the popular courses of Delhi University at the undergraduate level, can undergo major changes.
Till last year, an entrance test, interview, and the class 12th score formed the basis of getting admission into this course. But this year, the entrance test can be removed altogether. As per the sources, such a proposal has been put forward by the Faculty of Management Studies (FMS), but still needs to be approved by the University of Delhi.
According to a senior officer of the university, if the entrance test is removed then a different criteria will have to be made for the admissions to take place according to class 12th scores since the students of all the three streams, i.e., Science, Commerce and Arts, are eligible to opt for this course. Giving equal opportunities to the students of all the streams will have to be taken care of and the rules of admission will be different for the students of the three streams.
This course was earlier called BBS but the duration of the course was made four years, last year. The responsibility of conducting the entrance test was handed over to FMS. Many questions were raised regarding the entrance test and the matter was taken to the court. There were mistakes in the answer key which was uploaded on the website.
According to some people, the course will lose its value if the entrance test gets removed as it has a lot of demand in the market. The present procedure ensures that the selection process is tough for the students. At present, fifty percent weight-age has been given to entrance test.
The university is expected to reach a conclusion regarding the matter shortly.
Source: Navbharat Times dated 17th March, 2014.
Update (20th May): Entrance exam for BMS will be held in 2014 as well. Read this article for further details.