Delhi University Admission 2019 Update: Registration Process Delayed, Likely to Start from 1st May

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The Delhi University (DU) admission process for undergraduate (UG) and postgraduate (PG) courses will begin from 1st May 2019 - fifteen days late from the earlier announced schedule. The reason for the delay is that the university admission committee is still working on the changes it will make in the procedure.

On 15th March 2019, the DU admission committee told that it would commence the registration process on 15th April and finish it by 7th May.

Chairperson of the admission committee, Shri Rajeev Gupta said, “We will most probably begin the registration process from 1st May as we are yet to finish the preparations. We will come up with the revised timetable once we are ready with our changed policies & procedures.”

A special invitee to the DU’s admission committee said the members of committee have not reached a consensus over numerous proposed changes. The invitee said, “Several members raised objections to the allocation of marks in sports & extracurricular activities (ECA) category. The committee had proposed to set the distribution at 5 percent of all seats for these quotas combined. At present, it differs from college to college. Some college fixes it at 2.5 percent of all seats while some reserve a high percentage for one or the other. Any such decision has to be passed through academic & executive councils and the admission committee cannot decide it”.

It must be noted that DU colleges have to reserve 5 percent seats for students under sports & ECA quota jointly in each course.

Another committee member told that the registration procedure is being delayed as DU has been working to get the database/record of students registered with CBSE. The member said, “If we get the students’ database, we will be able to obtain their mark sheets & certificates directly. There will be a lot more transparency”.

Admission committee of DU has already announced some changes to be introduced from the new academic session 2019-20 like reducing marks for a change of stream from 5 to 2 percent and beginning the ECA & sports quota admissions prior to the release of cut-off lists.

This year, the DU admission committee is also planning to introduce several “student friendly” initiatives like giving opportunity to students to edit their forms after submission. This might limit the number of times an applicant can change his or her college choice during the admission process.

DU had earlier said that it would bring in online entrance-based procedure for admission in all UG courses from 2019-20. But, the admission committee later dropped the idea saying it will require a lot of planning before switching to the online entrance exam for admission in its 63 colleges.

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