DU's four-year graduation course likely to start in June

Delhi University’s admission process for the new academic year during which the four-year graduation course will be introduced is likely to start from the first week of June.

A separate committee has been set up to look into the entire admission process. “There have already been two meetings with the admission committee. As per officials in Central Board of Secondary Education, Class 12 results are expected in the last week of May,” said a senior official.

“Tentatively 15 days will be given for filling and submitting forms.” Committee members added that the admission process will remain similar with minor changes. “OMR forms like last year will continue. And the admissions will be based on Class 12 marks in majority courses,” the official added.

“Few courses have entrance tests, for which the format is likely to remain the same. The committee members will submit their full report by the end of this month,” he said.
Like last year, forms will be available online too.

A member said students from the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribes category, who could not apply online last year, will be included this year.

“There have been certain suggestions regarding no printing of information on bulletin boards, instead uploading the information online, which can be downloaded,” the official said. “Nothing is finalised yet.”

The committee also suggested that colleges should review their admission eligibility criteria considering the new format, which has exit options and is extended to another year. But many committees made by individual departments to formulate respective curriculum have missed the deadline to submit the final syllabus citing lack of time.

“In the beginning of the month the head of the departments asked teachers to develop syllabus in 15 days. The first deadline was extended, looks like the university has to extend the deadline again,” said a Political Science faculty member from Hindu College. “I can’t believe that we are trying to bring out a new syllabus in such a tight deadline. Fifteen days to formulate a new curriculum is not enough.”

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