In the list of the things cancelled due to the novel Coronavirus, joining the merit-based form for Delhi University, up next is the Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET 2020).
The National Testing Agency (NTA) has postponed the registrations for DUET 2020 at a time when some of the to-be first-year students are still left with board exams amidst the Coronavirus nationwide lock down. The NTA has been known to conduct various national level entrance exams like Joint Entrance Examinations (Mains), Jawaharlal Nehru University Entrance Exam, etc. DUET used to be conducted internally by the varsity, until last year when the onus was given to NTA.
NTA brought along itself a lot of relief for the aspirants in terms of facilities and ease of conduct of the exams. Some of the popular courses for which this exam is conducted are B.A(Hons.) Humanities and Social Sciences, B.A (Hons) Multimedia and Mass Communication, B.Tech, M.Phil and Ph.D courses. The varsity had promised more student-friendly measures such as a single form admission process; details of which would be more clear once the lock down is lifted and the schedule for the year 2020-21 is announced.
This year, the registration process was supposed to begin from 2nd April 2020 and the exams were to be conducted from 2nd to 9th June 2020. Since the varsity is closed till 14 April as of now, a Press Release on 3rd April 2020 announced the registration to be “postponed till further notice” as well.
Jahnvi Mishra, an aspiring DU student, said “I am stressed about the admission season but I am much more worried about the last board exam I have left”
With everything being postponed right now, whether it be the board exams or the entrance exam schedules all across the globe, it would be interesting to note the steps that the varsity takes in the coming few months to cause minimal loss to the current students as well as the to-be first year students in the university.
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