Admissions 2014

DU removes additional criteria by colleges, likely to keep entrance exam for BMS

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Update (20th May): Entrance exam for BMS will be held in 2014 as well. Read this article for further details.

Delhi University released another set of details regarding the admission process to be followed this year. As reported earlier, the University will be issuing only five cut offs for the General category, with the first cut off releasing on June 24. The application forms will be available both online and offline between June 2-16.

According to the latest information given by the officials, the colleges under DU cannot include any additional eligibility criteria this year, to ensure uniformity. This, however, does not apply to minority colleges like St. Stephen’s and Jesus and Mary College. Up until last year, most colleges would impose additional requirements, especially for sought after courses. For example, students who wished to seek admission in Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC) for Economics, needed a score of at least 70% in Mathematics in Class XII along with the necessary aggregate score mentioned in the cut off list.

Students who wish to study a subject they did not take up in Class XII, can do so but will lose 2% on their aggregate best of four marks. For the English and Hindi FYUP course, however, students must have studied the respective language in order to pursue them. Those who wish to do  Economics are required to have studied Mathematics in school.

Colleges will be allowed to set relaxation in their cut offs for girl students, which is a custom many colleges follow. Last year, colleges like Dyal Singh College and Shaheed Bhagat Singh College offered up to 3% relaxation for girl students applying for various Arts and Commerce.

Entrance exams that were earlier held for courses like Hindi Journalism have been done away with. They will now follow the same admission process as other courses in the University. An entrance exam will most likely be held only for  Bachelor of Management Studies, which comes under Faculty of Management Studies in DU and is offered by six colleges in the University. The dates for the same have not been finalised yet.

Apart from these, another newly introduced rule this year will allow students to include vocational subjects in their best of four marks. This comes as good news to many students, given that examination boards like CBSE provide a large number of vocational subjects like Microbiology, Horticulture and Consumer Behaviour. Students can even submit up to three such subjects in their score, though they will face a 10% reduction from the subject with the highest marks, among the vocational subjects included in the best of four aggregate.

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