Delhi University is one university that is always in the news. Be it protests, fests or educational seminars, the university always manages to grab attention. But most importantly – The DU ADMISSIONS.
For the upcoming academic session 2017-18 admission updates, the latest notification is that the most sought out university amongst the students across India is likely to conduct B.Com admissions through entrance test. At present, the university conducts entrance test only for its Post Graduation (PG) and professional courses but admissions to undergraduate courses are made on the basis of Class XII marks. But, till the year 2011, the university used to hold DU CATE (Delhi University Common Aptitude Test for English) for the admission of the candidates to BA (Hons) English courses offered by the colleges affiliated to the university.
The university is planning to hold entrance test not only for the B.Com course but also they are exploring possibilities in other subjects other than Commerce. In this regard, the university is exploring the possibility by consulting with all the stakeholders. It is likely to be as a pilot project. Dr Manoj Khanna, convenor of Admission Committee of DU said, “We are exploring all the possibilities. We are taking all the stakeholders including college principals in confidence and consulting them. If we are successful in organizing this competition for Commerce stream, one-third of the student population will be catered to.”
The university is also exploring the possibility of a tie-up with CBSE which conducts all-India level exams in this regard. Other than this, DU is also assessing its potential like how to strengthen the infrastructure for online admissions and preparations of entrance tests, with emphasis on evolving a “student friendly” admission system.
Ever since the admission for the academic session 2016-17 came to an end, the university is aiming at revamping its admission procedure of more than 75 colleges by holding a single entrance test. The conventional procedure of the university where students who had scored high percentage, was not appreciated as the low scorers did not get their preferred courses. This is so because about three to four lakhs students from across the country apply for admissions in the Delhi University.