As the nation rages its battle on COVID-19, the Delhi University Admissions Branch has also come into action. These actions relate to easing the admission process for students during this pandemic.
The Admissions Branch of the University has issued a formal letter to all the college principals. This letter mentions the measures that all 91 colleges under the varsity have to abide by in order to, ‘ensure smooth conduct of DUET 2020 and for student friendly merit-based admissions in the university.’
The colleges would have to upload all necessary information pertaining to the college and its admission process on the college website. Additionally the colleges have to form an Admission team that will have to ensure a smooth admission process. Apart from this the colleges have to prepare a comprehensive list of FAQs related to the various courses offered by the college to help the students choose their desirable course.
The list of the Generic Elective subjects or the compulsory inter-disciplinary subjects according to each will also be uploaded by the colleges on their website. The branch has also directed the colleges to deploy student volunteers to help the fresher.
Furthermore the varsity will be increasing the number of EWS or Economically Weaker Section seats from 10% to 15% this academic year in accordance to the 2nd phase of expansion of EWS. The colleges will have to mention the number of EWS seats in their respective websites.
Following the government’s national lockdown directive, the Admissions Branch has also advised the colleges to minimize the physical verification of the mandatory documents during the admission process.
The University, during the 2019-20 admission, had sought to largely make the admission process online and was successful to a great extent. The registration process is done online to a full extent, however, the physical verification which needs the students to go the respective colleges isn’t. It is yet to be seen as how the administration will handle this. Last year alone more than 3,00,000 students had applied in various courses and thus it remains a mammoth task for the university officials to conduct the admissions process successfully.
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Aniket Singh Chauhan