Delhi University's Plans for next undergraduate admission session

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Delhi University's Plans for next undergraduate admission session

Source-: NDTV Education 

In line with the novel guidelines of the University Grants Commission (UGC) advocating for holding a common entrance examination for admissions to undergraduate courses at all central universities of India, The Univesity of Delhi, under the leadership of its recently appointed vice-chancellor Professor Yogesh Singh, is mulling and considering alternatives to the conventional admission procedure based on merit , that is the marks secured by applicants in their Class 12th Board Examinations. Citing that students from boards that have a strict marking policy are always at a disadvantage, Prof Singh in an interview given to PTI said, "We have many options for admission -- to continue with the existing system, the second could be normalisation of marks of various boards, third could be an entrance test and the fourth can be giving 50 percent weightage to entrance test and 50 percent to (board) marks. Let the academic council and executive council take a call." 

Even though the academic council is yet to take a call on the issue,   A common entrance test, 50-50 weightage to board and entrance exam marks, normalisation of board exam scores are among Delhi University’s plans for undergraduate admissions next year. For this particular session, the admission procedure of the University of Delhi was surrouned by controversies. Record High Cut-offs for most programmes and courses, coupled with regional disparity of Class 12th marks raised many questions that thus influenced Prof. Singh to institute a nine member pannel to examine the reasons for over and under admissions to various undergraduate courses, evaluate the board wise distribution of admissions and suggest alternatives for a fair, reasonable and optimal admission procedure beginning next year. In its report, the panel recommended the University of Delhi to scrap its merit based system of admission and adopt a Common Entrance Test to ensure ''substantial objectivity'' in the undergraduate admission process. 

As per the findings of the committee , this year , the highest intake of students has been from the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) , followed by the Kerala Board of Higher Secondary Education , Board of School Education of Haryana, ICSE and the Board of Secondary Education -Rajasthan. In his interview , Prof. SIngh also added , "For instance, UP Board students are not getting admissions in Delhi University. Some boards are not lenient. Even students from Haryana Board and neighbouring states are not getting admission here but we are getting a large number of students from Kerala, but not from Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh", thereby making his stance clearer that he isn't in favour of marks based cut-off admissions as students from boards with a lenient marking system have an advantage over the others. 

 

 

Also Read: 

https://www.ndtv.com/education/entrance-test-50-50-weightage-among-delhi-universitys-plans-for-undergraduate-admission-next-year

 

 

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