Delhi University (DU) has observed a decrease in scientific program admissions compared to prior years since central universities implemented the Common University Entrance Test (CUET) first edition this year. Read the article to know the reasons.
DU: Admission Procedure
According to faculty members, students have continued to choose not to enroll in science courses because of the lengthy admissions procedure under the new seat allocation method, which has interfered with the preparations for the entrance exams for engineering and medicine.
Due to coaching and preparation for the impending JEE and NEET exams, attendance could be better even among those admitted to these programmes.
As per Abha D Habib, Associate Professor at Miranda House, the admissions process now lasts through the second part of the year instead of ending in August as it always did. Beginning in October, admissions are still being accepted as of mid-November. For those seeking admission to science programmes, JEE-NEET preparation is common. Every year, DU would accept an additional 25% to 30% of students since at least 20% would continue to take other courses and never return. Depending on the sanctioned strength, which at Miranda college is 86, would often conduct 120-130 admissions to keep more than 80 students. But this time, they only had 82-83 admissions, and even fewer students attended classes.
Clash Between Exams & Admissions
Additionally, even though the first year of classes has just begun, faculty members noted that the first semester technically finishes by the end of January.
This format will cause another conflict because second and third-year students will be writing exams at the same time as the majority of the campus will be used as a testing site, which will have an impact on first-year students' classes.
Further Seat Allotment: Delhi University
The fourth round of seat distribution, according to those concerned with admissions, will take place this week, when it is anticipated that vacant seats will be filled the most. After the third round of counselling, there were fewer open seats than in the first round. It occurred primarily due to the approaching engineering and medical tests and the lengthy admissions procedure this year. The numbers are increasing at this time, and DU is anticipating the results of the fourth round of counselling.
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