Online Entrance


According to reports, admission into the University of Delhi for 9 undergraduate courses might now be held on the basis of entrance examinations.

For the uninitiated, the University of Delhi (DU) does not only admit students who display their merit in their board examinations, it also conducts online entrance examinations for 9 undergraduate courses. The admission for the same is conducted separately from the rest of the courses for which admission is based on cut-offs.

According to sources, the online exams for these courses for the academic year 2018-19 are likely to be held in May.

A committee has been formed to discuss the online exams for these courses, as is the norm in each new academic session. However, this committee is yet to finalise the exact dates for the conduction of the exams. Ironically, while the tentative date for the exams has been revealed by trusted sources, the Varsity has not yet decided on the date for the registration for these courses.

Noteworthily, in the past, students have experienced inconvenience due to late or an absolute lack of proper conveyance regarding the dates and deadline of the registration process for these courses.

When the DU Beat correspondent approached the Deputy Dean of Students’ Welfare of DU, Dr Gurpreet Singh Tuteja, and enquired about the dates for the registration, he refused to comment on the same.

Violina Rajbongshi, a student pursuing Honors in Physics at Maitreyi College, remarked, “I wanted to pursue an integrated course in the Delhi School of Journalism. However, because I wasn’t well informed about the deadline for the application submission, I couldn’t sit for the entrance examination.”

Notably, the Varsity will conduct the online entrance exam for its flagship 5-year integrated journalism course at Delhi School of Journalism (DSJ) along with the other courses. Last year, the entrance exam for the English and Hindi Journalism courses at DSJ were held at 18 centres across the country in August. The centre’s officer on special duty, Manasvini Yogi commented, “This year too, we will have entrances in all these centres.”

The courses for which the online entrance exams will be held are — Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), BA in Business Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration (financial investment analysis), Bachelor of Science in Physical Education, Health, Education and Sports, BA(H) Multimedia and Mass Communication, BTech (information technology and mathematical innovations), BA (H) Music, Bachelor of Elementary Education (BElEd) and the 5-year integrated course at DSJ.

Kalyani Sharma, a student wishing to pursue music academically said, “It is good music that has been given due acknowledgement as a field of study by DU. For those of us who want to ‘study’ music, it’s a progressive step.”

Remarkably, BA Honours in Music was added as a course in DU last year. The online entrance examination for the same will be held along with aforementioned 8 courses.

Significantly, these courses do not have high cut-offs and could be favourable for those looking for admissions in DU.


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Delhi University has decided to conduct online entrance test for Masters and Research programmes like M.Phil and PhD. Several of its undergraduate courses for which entrance was conducted across different cities of the country will also be going online from the commencing academic year. This will delay the regular entrance schedule normally followed by the university by nearly a month. The registration for entrances which earlier started in the first part of April will now start in May.  “There is a delay in the application process, but admissions will be conducted on time as online tests can be completed in three to four days. The application process can be announced in the first week of May,” said a senior official at the examination branch.

The entrance test for Master’s , research programmes and selected UG programmes like BEd, Law, B.A(Hons.), Business Economics, Bachelor of Business Studies and Bachelor of Financial and Investment Analysis will be held in nearly 18 centres across the country. For every 10,000 applicants there will be one facilitation centre. As per the plans the online tests will consist of multiple choice questions, with a duration of two hours. Every day the tests will be conducted in three shifts between 8AM and 6PM.

The responsibility for conducting this entrance test will be outsourced to a third party, which will facilitate the process in cities across India for which the university has already floated a tender this Wednesday. The organisation which bags the tender will also have to create facilitation centres to familiarise the candidates with the computer-based tests, which are expected to function from at least one month in advance.

Earlier this month, Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) and Delhi University Student’s Union (DUSU) protested against the online based entrance system.

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Srivedant Kar

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