Admissions 2016

DU extends last date of online application till 22 June; first cut-off to be released on 30th

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Amidst the admission frenzy, Delhi University is set to change its admission itinerary and extend the online application process till 22nd June 2016. The Admission Committee, which held an urgent meeting recently, unanimously decided to extend the registration process due to OBC-category candidates seeking more time to upload their income certificates online.

Owing to the change in schedule, the first cut-off list will now be released by the university on 30th June instead. Talking to us about the same, Nachiketa Singh, a member of the Academic Council and Central Admission Committee said,”Since the OBC students belonging to the non-creamy layer are facing problem in obtaining the certificates on a short notice, the committee unanimously decided to extend the date. The closing date of admission remains 16th of August though.” The change, interestingly, has nothing to do with the DUTA’s boycott of the admission process, Singh stated.

Another major agenda of the meeting though was the varsity’s displeasure with St. Stephen’s College. The university administration is apparently miffed with the college for not following its schedule and allegedly refusing to participate in the centralised trials for sports-quota admissions.”The committee is of a unanimous opinion that St. Stephens and even Jesus and Mary College must follow the centralised procedure as notified by the varsity. The whole purpose of the High Court directive was to help the students skip the hassle of multiple trials. If the directive is not adhered to, then the university holds the right to withhold enrolment numbers of any student taking admission in these colleges. We have notified St.Stephens College about the same and are awaiting their response,” remarked Singh.

Delhi University has already received over 3 lakh applications for its undergraduate programmes.


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