Delhi University recently declared a few guidelines for admissions to undergraduate courses that are scheduled to be held in the upcoming month of June 2015. A 23-member committee was set up to list various recommendations for this year’s admission period.
The admission committee, which held its first meeting on 10th April, included members who are deans from faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals and other staff from the executive and academic councils. Dean of Students’ Welfare, Prof. J.M Khurrana is the convener of the committee. Analysing the positives and negatives of admissions in 2014 and years before that, the committee, on 16th April has come up with proposed changes that they think would facilitate smooth functioning of matters during admissions.
Admission Dates and Admission Process
‘Admissions 2015’ will commence from the first week of June and will majorly be conducted online over the official website of Delhi University. However, an offline process would take place at a very few selected centres in the last few days of the stipulated time period.
Prof. Nachikketa Singh, a member of the Admissions’ Committee says, “A few seats last year were left vacant due to early closure of admissions. This year we are planning to shift the last date of admissions from July 31st to August 14th. The session, however, will commence from the usual dates, which will tentatively be July 20th or July 23rd.”
The expected number of cut offs to be released remain the same at 6-8 cut offs with proposed amendment in the gap period of their release.
To avoid confusion amongst students and facilitate better communication, there will be one day gap between each cut off unlike last year, when a few courses released continuous cut offs on consecutive days.
Who can apply?
Students with successful pass percentage in Class 12th Board Examinations can apply. Applicants should bear a certificate of any central or state education board. However, any specific guidelines for various different boards have not been mentioned yet.
Students with any number of gap years after their Class 12th examinations can apply and will be entertained by the University.
Keeping the tradition alive of the years that went by, Delhi University will take into account the marks of four subjects that the students have scored maximum in.
Prof. Bharat Singh, another member of the Admissions Committee says, “For the courses of Commerce and Economics, subject of Mathematics has to mandatorily be a part of the Class 12 mark-sheet. It may or may not be included in the Best of 4 subjects while calculating the percentage but has to be passed in order to pursue these two courses.”
“If subjects like Physical education are included in the Best of 4 evaluation, there will be 10% reduction in percentage for cut-offs”, Prof. Singh added.
Reductions in percentage
Maximum of 2.5% deduction in percentage will be taken in account for those applicants who wish to take the subject that they didn’t study in Class 12 as their major course subject. These applicants, however are applying for the same stream that they studied in Class 12. For example: A humanities’ student of Class 12 who did not study Political Science in school but wishes to pursue B.A Political Science Honours would fall in this category.
Maximum of 5% deduction in percentage will apply for those applicants who wish to study a different stream from the choice of Humanities, Commerce and Science. For example: A humanities’ student of Class 12 who wishes to pursue B.Com (Honours) falls in this category.
Percentage of such deductions in both these cases can differ from college to college but must not be higher than 2.5% and 5% respectively.
Relaxation in percentage
Maximum of 10% relaxation in cut-offs will be given to students who want to opt for language courses like Punjabi Honours, Urdu Honours, Hindi Honours, etc.
Girls’ concession will be provided upto a maximum of 3%. Relaxation to women for cut-offs has been lowered down this year from 5% concession that has been taking place for a few years before this. The percentage 5% of lower than that can be decided by the discretion of college authorities.
No updates have been received yet for ECA Admissions.
Information Source: Admissions Committee 2015