The central agency has been approached to conduct online entrances for all the required course in Delhi university in an attempt to increase efficiency and credibility of these tests.
The National Testing Agency (NTA), most popularly recognized for conducting entrance examinations such as the NEET and JEE is reportedly considering a request from University of Delhi to conduct tests for their entrance based Undergraduate, masters, M Phil and PhD courses for the academic session 2019-2010.
According to the latest reports, NTA has asked DU authorities to give them the terms and conditions for the best and other necessary details.
Delhi University had made various attempts to shift its tests online for the past three years but faced backlash due to questions of viability. Reports also suggested that they tried outsourcing the tests to a private firm but faced backlash from various departments regarding this too. The use of a central agency hence serves as a suitably appropriate option.
The NTA was established as a premier, specialist, autonomous and self-sustained testing organization to conduct entrance examinations for admission/fellowship in higher educational institutions approved by the union council of ministers and has a history of conducting successful entrances for the most widely written tests in the country.
If this arrangement is approved, Delhi University will be the second central university after Jawaharlal University (JNU) to opt for computer based entrance tests via the NTA.
Delhi University holds entrance examinations for the following nine Undergraduate courses-
- Bachelors in Journalism
- BBE, Bachelors in Business Economics
- BBA, Bachelors in Business Administration
- BFIA, Bachelors in finance and industrial analysis
- Elementary Education
- Humanities & Social Science
- Health education and sports
- BTech, information technology and mathematical innovation
A representative of the standing committee on admissions, Mr. Rasal Singh while speaking to the Times Of India mentioned that ,”NTA is the most efficient and dependable government agency for conducting such exams. It will enhance the credibility and efficiency of DU entrance exams.”
A report published by Shiksha also mentioned that Delhi University might consider holding entrance based examinations for all its undergraduate courses to help keep a tab on unrealistic DU cutoffs. Under the above system, the final admission list would take into consideration both the performance in the entrance tests and the scores obtained in class 12.
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