In a major breakway from the conventional merit based admission process for admissions to undergraduate courses, the University of Delhi's executive council on Friday approved the holding of entrance examinations for admissions from next year. The executive council (EC) is the highest decision-making body of the university, and despite dissent by two of its members, it approved the proposal to hold a common entrance test (CET).
A nine-member panel constituted by DU Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh had recommended that the university should hold a common entrance test (CET) to ensure substantial objectivity in the process of admissions, amid a controversy over the high number of 100 per cent scorers from the Kerala board getting admissions to the university.
The exam may be conducted through an appropriate mode by the university through a well-devised internal arrangement or through any external agency, depending upon prevailing operational feasibility and administrative convenience at that time followed by a declaration of a list of eligible candidates for admissions under the various course of study. The procedure is said to be implemented from the next academic session while complete details of the exam are yet to be disclosed.