Wants Admission Process to Be Made Simpler
In what could be called a pre-admission briefing, the vice
chancellor of Delhi University (DU), Dinesh Singh, MET college principals to clarify
various queries regarding admissions on Wednesday, 8th June 2011. Singh also handed
over CDs containing the class XII results.
A few colleges had sent queries to Singh regarding the OBC cut-offs, to which the
VC made it clear that colleges should not relax the differential merit between OBC
and general candidates by more than 10% to ensure that all the seats are filled
up. Singh asked colleges to make an extra effort to make the admission process easier
on everyone. Last year as many as 20 DU colleges failed to fill 50% of their OBC
The VC and his team also shared details of how the semester system should be implemented.
The pro-vice chancellor, Vivek Suneja made a presentation, with the psychology course
as an example, to inform colleges about various criteria such as time tables, the
number of tutorials, and so on.
The VC also apprised the principals about new initiatives they were supporting such
as sending meritorious DU students abroad on study tours in the new session. DU
has decided to send three batches of 25 students each for study tours to Australia,
China and a three-city tour to Colombo, Dhaka and Kathmandu this October. After
the students resume classes in July, DU will conduct a selection process to decide
which students get to study abroad. It is assumed that these students will be in
need of financial assistance. DU is already in talks with the Australia-India Institute
in Melbourne to host the first batch of students from DU.
According to Meera Ramachandran, principal, Gargi College, who was present at the
meeting. The meeting was called primarily to address the various queries the colleges
had. Quite a few clarifications were sought by college principals on various issues
related to admissions. The VC handed over the CDs of the class XII results along
with an analysis to help colleges prepare the cut-offs. As there is no preadmission
form this year, the CDs will help us to prepare the cut-offs. Then there was a query
on the OBC reservation with respect to individual colleges’ additional criteria,
to which the VC said that we have to abide by the rules laid down by the government.
Moreover, since the syllabi of various courses were prepared by different
departments at a different time, the university administration apprised up of the
semester structure and implementation module, added Ramachandran.
Courtesy: Times Of India