No Entrance-based admission for any new course in DU

The University of Delhi (DU) is yet to release the official admission schedule on their website but the registrations for admissions may start in the first week of April. The National Testing Agency (NTA) and DU will jointly announce the complete admission schedule. Pankaj Arora, dean of admissions, said, “We are trying to reschedule the admission process to complete it within the set timeline and avoid any clashes with the classes. No new courses will be introduced for entrance-based admissions and the entrance tests will continue to be conducted by the NTA.”

The Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) is conducted to enrol students in select undergraduate (UG) courses including BA (Honours) Business Economics, Bachelor of Management Studies (BMS), Bachelor of Business Administration (Financial Investment Analysis), BTech (Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations), BA Honours (Humanities & Social Sciences), Bachelor of Elementary Education and Five-Year Integrated Programme in Journalism. 

Speculations were making the¬†rounds that DU will make entrance exams mandatory for all the courses at the UG level. The university, however, has put the doubts to rest, as the official confirmed that previous pattern will be followed for entrance-based admissions. In December 2019, the university had released an online form seeking suggestions to improve the admission process and make it more student-friendly. Consequently, as many as 210 responses have been received in the first round and the suggestions range from the requirement of one-time document verification to single forms for admissions. “We are currently analysing the proposed suggestions and will incorporate the shortlisted ones in the upcoming admission process.

Basis the response, we have also extended the process and new suggestions can now be submitted till January 31,” he added. Introducing a single form for admission in different courses is under consideration, Arora said. “Every college has a separate requirement, because of which introducing a single form is a challenge. We are trying to reduce documentation and the exhaustive process of filling several forms during admissions. We hope to have a comprehensive form to ease the process,” added Arora.

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