DelhiUniversity Delays Entrance Test Of UG Courses

Entrance Test For UG Courses Delayed-DU
Delhi University is not just in a plan to introduce four-year Degree course but also to introduce major changes in the admission process too. Both the plans are likely to be applied from the upcoming academic year 2013-14.


The administration of the university is now working on several options, including introduction of entrance exams for various UG courses. The introduction of entrance exam is expected to help more students apply for admissions, as compared to the present system which is based on best of four aggregate from the scores scored in their Class 12 Board Exam.

This high power committee comprises of 16 college principals, on admission reforms in its report recommended a number of short and long term changes in the admission process for undergraduate courses.

Among this long term changes, the committee will be led by a principal of Dyal Singh College (evening) Deepak Malhotra, recommended introduction of entrance exam and offering admissions based on entrance exam scores and results of class 12 Board Exam.

In Delhi, major universities like Jamia Millia Islamia, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Guru Gobind Singh Indrapastha University, or National Law University will be conducting their admission process through an entrance exam. Most of the admissions of Post Graduate Courses in Delhi University will also be based on the Entrance Exam.

Mr.Malhotra said, "The changes we have recommended are to introduce entrance exams for admission to UG courses. We have recommended this for a couple of reasons. We have seen that state boards given internal assessment of up to 25 marks and there are boards where most students do not score anything less than 22 marks."

"If there is a change in the system like 4-year degree courses then the admission process also needs to be revamped. In case of an entrance exam, the pressure of scoring no less than 90% aggregate in class 12 will wase out. Also, with eligibility criteria like 60% or 70% pass percentage for sitting in the entrance exam, in such case more students will get opportunity to apply", he explained.

He further said; "the committee ha said that the university can hold an entrance exam and while preparing the final merit list, a certain weightage can be given to class 12 marks as well. For instance, 60% or 70% weightage can be given to the entrance scores and the rest to the class 12 marks. This is for the University to decide further".

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