Admission Process To Kick Off On Saturday, University To Bring Out 5 Cutoff Lists This Year
The admission process for Delhi University’s undergraduate courses for the 2011-2012 academic session will kick off on May 28 with the start of Open Days, sale of prospectuses and SC/ST admissions. A few changes have been introduced in the admission policy this year. The most significant one is that the varsity has discontinued the process of pre-admission registration (both at college and university level) before the release of the first cutoff list on June 15 for general and OBC candidates. The DU administration has also decided to expand and open up more forums for interaction with aspirants.
The university will admit over 54,000 students across its 60-odd colleges in three streams — arts, science and commerce. While most admissions will be based on the class XII scores, for courses like BBS and BA (H) journalism, among others, admission will be through an entrance exam. The department of English will also conduct a separate entrance for BA (H) English to 21 colleges, including Lady Shri Ram College, Hindu
College, Kirori Mal College, Miranda House and Indraprastha College for Women, among others.
Breaking tradition, the vice-chancellor of DU, Dinesh Singh, skipped the annual press meet stating that he had to attend to some unexpected guests. According to dean of students’ welfare J M Khurana, “This year there will be five cutoffs instead of four with the first one going to be released on June 15. The admission window after each cutoff has also been extended to four days instead of three, as was the case in the previous years.
There will be 12 Open Days compared to last year’s eight. We are doing away with the centralized sports trials this year as an interim measure and the trials will be conducted by individual colleges.’’ The university has also started e-open days and webchat to guide aspirants.
The university administration stated that the implementation of semester system will be completed this year. “The revised syllabi for the few courses, which are yet to be ready, will be finalized in the next 10 days and all courses will be on semester mode,’’ said Khurana.
Apart from the helpdesk set up by the office of the dean of students’ welfare, the university has created a dedicated email ID — firstname.lastname@example.org — for students to directly reach the VC and mail their grievances and suggestions. The university’s Facebook page will be formally launched on May 28, the day the sale of prospectuses starts.
The university also announced the new academic calendar according to which the new session will start on July 21, 2011 and the mid-semester break will be from October 1-9. The new academic session from 2012-13 will start from July 15, 2012, a week earlier, which means the admission process for the 2012-13 will also start early next year.
THINGS TO REMEMBER
Common pre-admission forms and individual college forms have been discontinued. DU prospectus as well as individual college prospectuses will still be available Colleges may start online registration but it will be purely optional. No candidate can be denied admission if he is eligible but hasn’t registered online. Colleges cannot charge for online registration
Admissions are not on first-come, first-serve basis. All candidates who meet the cutoff and eligibility criteria will get admission
Besides tele-helplines, DU will have a Facebook page for handling queries. Option for web chat will also be available on DU website
For admission through ECA and sports quota, candidates have to apply through individual college forms after the second cutoff list. Colleges will hold their own trials
Under sports quota, 75% weightage will be given to certificates and 25% to the performance in trials
There is no minimum age bar for admission to the first year in undergraduate courses except in some professional courses St Stephen’s College has a separate admission process. Application forms will be available till June 13
Candidates will have to appear for
CATE for admission to BA (honours) English in 21 colleges. Forms are available till May 28
Candidates have to contact individual colleges for applying to professional courses such as journalism, BMMMC, biomedical science and home science For hostel facility, contact the college. Admission in a college does not ensure admission in the hostel. Allocation of rooms is based on merit and is allowed only for outstation candidates
SC/ST candidates require two self-attested photocopies of their caste certificate, a self-attested photocopy and certificate of classes X and XII (provisional) and two photographs