Admission Season

DU Admissions 2021: Registration Likely to Begin from 15th July

After the cancellation of class 12 board examinations by CBSE and CISCE, Vice Chancellor PC Joshi of the University of Delhi claims that the registration process for DU admissions 2021 may begin from July 15.  

The University of Delhi (DU) may start its registration process from July 15, Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi said on Thursday to ANI. The VC, however, added that the dates could change if the Centre comes up with a new policy or decides to conduct the all-India Central University Common Entrance Test (CUCET). Joshi reiterated that since DU’s admission is based on merit, “this year, too, we will admit students on the basis of marks they have received from their boards.”

This decision has been taken because of the unprecedented Covid situation. We are with the Government of India. Our admission criteria will strictly be based on merit. We will honour the Board’s criterion.

Vice-Chancellor PC Joshi

The Vice-Chancellor also added that, unlike previous years, the admission process will end by July. So, there will be a delay, but they will try to start from mid-July if the government allows. The admission process would be completely online and contactless.

The University had previously submitted a proposal to the University Grants Commission (UGC) that proposed giving Class 12 marks 50% weightage and the remainder to a CUCET. CUCET is a common entrance exam for admission to Central Universities’ undergraduate programmes. The Ministry of Education suggested it as part of the National Education Policy 2020. However, as previously said, the final decision on whether CUCET would be held this year is still pending.

With a possibility of a third wave and the current situation of the country officials at the University of Delhi said it’s highly unlikely to conduct CUCET and therefore CBSE criterion will be considered while declaring the cut off for the admissions this year. 

Due to the second wave of the Covid pandemic across the country, both CBSE and CISCE have announced that they will not be conducting Class XII exams. The Vice-Chancellor also stated that they would wait for other State boards to make a decision. 

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Abhivyakti Mishra 

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