DU Admissions: Traditional method of using Cut-Offs remains

Many students since class 11 dream of taking admission in Shri Ram College of Commerce or any given institution of University of Delhi. For lakhs of students in the commerce stream across the country, it is a dream to get into this college. They prepare hard for two years, attending school and college and burning midnight oil. The hard work pays off as they pass with flying colors securing 95% or 98% in Class 12 Board Exams. On the day of results, everyone seems to be elated – partying hard. But come June, these students get the shock of their life and whole dreams turn into a nightmare. Many times, the students are not able to secure admission in their dream college just because the cut off hits 98.05% and they secured 0.5% less.

The same story gets repeated every year and students seem to cry outside their college for not making it to the admission and blaming themselves that they should have put in more efforts. Accepted that the students are always at flaw!! But aren’t the colleges too are at the fault as their cut-offs & admission process undergoes several changes. Composed of 16 faculties (like the Faculty of Law or Faculty of Arts) and 65 separate colleges (22 of which are all girls’) split across two campuses, DU is known for its renowned faculty and high standards.

The changes likely to be witnessed in the admission process 2017-18 are as follows:

The admission process is expected to begin a month ahead of its usual schedule, to avoid last minute rush. The process is expected to begin by last week this month. Earlier, it was decided that DU Admissions will begin from April 20, but the university is still not prepared for the same, hence it has been pushed forward by a few days. However, the admission process will continue till June like always.

The main reason why the admissions are beginning early this year is that there is NO major change in admission policy. Like earlier, it was in news that university might start entrance test for some courses like Economics and Commerce but the plan has not materialized. There will be no entrance test for any new course and cut-off procedure will be adopted to offer admissions. In January, it was reported the varsity is planning to do away with the traditional cut-offs, however they have rolled back the idea.

Entrance tests will only be conducted for courses such as Bachelor of Management Studies, B.A. (Hons.) Business Economics, Bachelor of Business Administration (financial investment analysis).

Also, this year only five cut offs will be released, but can come out with more, if the seats remained vacant. It is for the first time that minority colleges like St Stephen’s College, Jesus & Mary College, Mata Sundri College, SGND Khalsa College, SGTB Khalsa College and SGGS College of Commerce were made part of the central registration process. However, they were allowed to follow their own admission policy thereafter.

Sports trials as well as those for extracurricular activities were held centrally and locations for the same were divided game-wise. Additionally, one percent relaxation for women students was made standard for all colleges, and Kashmiri migrant students were made eligible for the five percent quota, which was earlier restricted to students residing in either Delhi or Jammu.

The competition is fierce among the youth to get into the best colleges of the country. Delhi University falls amongst the most desired by a majority of Indian youth. Students from all over the country strive hard towards being a part of it. Now that the Class 12 results will soon be out in the month of May for all boards, students from all over the country should keep their fingers cross so as to secure the admission in the college they have always dreamed of while preparing for the exams.

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