No end to tussle for seats in DU likely

No end to tussle for seats in DU likely

After facing the problem of over-admission last year with the introduction of Four-Year Undergraduate Programme (FYUP), Delhi University authorities have taken another step by removing the college selection option from the online and offline application forms.

Though many students will heave a sigh of relief, the move will once again increase the tussle for seats in reputed colleges.A

Malay Neerav, Joint Dean of Students’ Welfare, Delhi University, in a recent statement clarified that the decision was taken in view of the fact that the students until last year, were denied admission because they opted for only two to three colleges.

As the cut–off was out, students were left with only limited number of options.

They could not apply to any other course or college after the cut-off list was released.

Therefore, by removing the option of ‘college selection’ Delhi University is giving students a fair chance.

Rahul Sarkar, office secretary All India Democratic Students Organisation (AIDSO) believes that the step is in favour of students.

“Until last year, there was a lot of confusion among students and parents to what colleges they should apply.

Since they had no clue about cut-off in different colleges, they restricted themselves to a limited number of courses and colleges.

Even colleges had to admit students more than the sanctioned seats,” says Rahul pointing that by going back to the earlier process, admissions will be student-friendly this year.

However, there are other student organisations, which condemn DU authorities for the arbitrary admission policy each year.

“Why is DU not able to come up with any concrete policy?

They have introduced FYUP without planning and are playing with their own set guidelines,” says Subhash, president of Krantikari Yuva Sangathan.

“Though they are scrapping the college selection option to tackle the problem of over admission, they, at the same time are increasing the competition for seats in colleges.Instead of introducing new rules each year, DU should open more colleges so every aspiring student gets a chance to be part of a good college,” he says.

Supporting, Subhash’s view, Rahul says, “Owing to the limited number of seats students will definitely face problems in getting admission in the college of their choice. This problem has been in existence even before FYUP was introduced last year. To handle the situation, seats should be increased and new colleges should be opened.”

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