DU admissions - Guidelines yet to be provided to colleges
Although it has been a week now since the administration at the
University of Delhi had announced that the common pre-admission OMR forms
for this year's DU admission season will be scrapped, the university has still not
issued any official notifications to the colleges in this regard.
As a result, colleges have been finding it difficult to begin planning for the upcoming
commencement of the DU admission procedure.
Ramjas College Principal Rajendra Prasad said
that they cannot decide anything unless they have the written communication. "We
are not aware clearly about what we will be allowed to do and what the new rules
are exactly," he said.
He further added that although everything had been discussed in the meeting between
the DU vice chancellor, registrar and the college principals, they will not be sure
of every detail of the new procedure until the formal notification arrives. After
the new admission procedure was announced, colleges had begun wondering regarding
the parameters that will be considered for determining the cut-offs besides past
experiences and results of Class 12 board examinations.
Past experience was the primary choice of most colleges to determine the cut-offs.
However, principals of some colleges has said that without any data regarding the
number of students that will be applying for admission at the university, it would
be problematic for them to determine the cut-offs. This may result in
over-admission of students.
Several colleges are thinking of beginning an online registration process that will
be mandatory. However, the colleges cannot take any concrete decisions right now
till a written communication from DU containing dos and don'ts is received. The
official notification from the university may take around 2-3 more days. A university
official said that the official communication may take some time to prepare as they
have to look into minor details.