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The Delhi University (DU), while gearing up for the new academic session, is making efforts to make the admission process more student-friendly. The 16-member committee, comprising principals from across DU colleges formed in November last year to review changes made to the undergraduate admissions in 2011 and to smoothen the procedure for 2012-13, has come up with a set of new recommendations. Last year, there were no pre-registration forms and students could directly walk in and take admission.
"Scrapping the pre-registration procedure caused us a lot of trouble. The new recommendation is to have a central online pre-registration of candidates. To facilitate online registration for students with no access to internet, the committee recommends setting up counters in colleges," says S. K. Garg, committee member and principal, Deen Dayal Upadhyaya College. In another recommendation, the committee has decided on increasing the admission cancellation amount to Rs 1,000, which in the past, varied between colleges. Many students are denied seats because of one student blocking multiple seats in various colleges and cancelling the admission after the last date. To handle this situation, the committee has decided to increase the cancellation amount to be paid before the last date of admissions, while no fee will be refunded if a candidate cancels admission after the last date is over. "This time, we have recommended increasing the admission cancellation fee to Rs 1,000. This is because students take it casually when they secure admissions in multiple colleges and block the seats till the last date," adds Garg. Another recommendation has been proposed on providing relaxation to SC/ST candidates who failed in the first year, to apply for fresh admissions again in the following year. According to him, there are instances when many SC/ST students performed poorly in the first year or do not get the stream of their choice. This is to give them another chance as they can register centrally again for fresh admissions. "We want the admission procedure to be smooth and both student and administration friendly at the same time. The university still has to give its verdict on the recommendations. The final decision rests with it and is expected in another couple of weeks" says Garg.
Courtesy: Times of India
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