According to many media reports, the University of Delhi has decided to conduct entrance tests for B.Com and B.Com (H) in the upcoming academic session. This information hasn’t been communicated through official varsity channels.
As of now, Delhi University conducts entrance examinations only for professional and postgraduate courses. Admissions to undergraduate programmes take place on the basis of 12th standard board examination results.
DU Beat had reported last year Dr. Manoj Khanna, the convener of the Delhi University admissions committee said, “We are planning to conduct entrance exams for admission to B.Com (Honours) and BA (Programme) for the upcoming academic session. We are ready for this in terms of infrastructure and preparedness. But this needs to be accepted by all statutory bodies.” Dr. Khanna also spoke about forming a tie-up with the CBSE board in this regard.
He also said that the foundation of this procedure will begin with the Commerce courses, but the committee is also exploring the possibility of this move in the case of other subjects. Dr. Khanna stated, “We are exploring all possibilities. We are taking all stakeholders, including college principals, faculty and students, in confidence and consulting them. If we succeed in organising this competition for the commerce stream, one-third of the student population will be catered to.”
The rationale behind implementing an entrance examination is that many deserving students do not get admission in several reputed courses and colleges due to low scores in board examinations. Through entrance tests, all students will be given a fair chance to prove their mettle.
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