Delhi University is one such place where predictions do not succeed. Given the number of changes that had taken place in the last ten years regarding admission process, this year’s decision to hold admissions early is not that surprising. From online admissions process to joint entrance tests for various courses, a swarm of changes have taken place in last few years.
In 2009, Common Admission Test for English (CATE) was introduced wherein thirteen colleges were part of the common test and a student bagged a college depending upon his or her score and the college that was given the position in the list. The highest scorer would get the college that topped the list. This common test stopped seeing light after 2012. Joint Admission test is conducted for the bachelor in management studies programme too. Admissions in Economics Department of around ten colleges are held through a common test only in Delhi University.
This year the University has decided to start the registration process by March end only. Students will have to start filling the applications once the board examinations results are out. Till now, the process was such that the registration started from May end and the the admission procedure used to continue till mid-august. The period saw the declaration of cut offs by the colleges, verification of documents by them and final registration.
“We are planning to start a registration process from March end. Students can start filling in their details and when the board results are announced they can submit the form with the marks,” official sources were quoted by a leading newspaper.
As per the reports, it is just the date of registration that has seen the change. The system of filling the admission forms and the way the certificates were uploaded would not change. Moreover, the registration form can be submitted on or before the last date. The University is yet to announce the detailed dates later.
It’s a move to be welcomed but what the University is not considering is that boards in Northern states and also that of CBSE and ISC are spawning all the way to April. So, it’s almost impossible to begin the process in March itself when the board results would be out by April end.
The change in the registration dates is yet to get an approval by the academic council and executive council of the University.