New Delhi: The Delhi University will start the registration process of the 65,000 seats for undergraduate courses at its colleges on August 2 and is likely to announce the first cut-off list between September 7 and 10, acting vice chancellor P C Joshi announced on Saturday.
The registration process for 20,000 postgraduate (PG) seats and for the Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET) courses will begin on July 26, he said.
The last date for registration of PG programmes is August 21 and for UG programmes is August 31.
"To make the admission process hassle-free, a dedicated portal for admissions will be launched soon. This will facilitate students to fill the forms, pay fee and check all details without any problem from the comfort of their home," the VC said.
University officials present at the press conference said admission for the sports quota will be done on the basis of certificates like last year.
"We have had an intensive meeting of our education committee and have now come up with the dates for admission for this academic session," the VC said.
The admission process will be completely online like last year, he added.
Joshi said the registration process for MPhil and PhD will also begin on July 26 and the last date will be August 21.
"The admission to undergraduate courses will be merit-based, like previous year. There will be no change in the eligibility criteria for the candidates," he said.
Like last year, the admission process will be completely online this year too and efforts will be made to make it smooth, he said.
The varsity has also decided that there will be no change in the registration fees for merit-based and entrance-based admissions.
The varsity said the first cut off will be released in the first week of September and academic session will begin latest by the second week of October.
"We are hoping to release first cut-off list between September 7 and 10. Admission process is likely to be completed in September. We are anticipating the start of the new academic session from October 1 but if the process takes more time, then we are planning to start it latest by October 18 this year," Rajiv Gupta, chairperson Admissions, who was also present in the press conference, said.
Last year Delhi University's academic session started on October 18.
University's cut-off had been soaring for past few years for UG courses. Last year cut-offs has gone as high as 100 per cent for some colleges.
Last year Lady Sri Ram College for Commerce had released its cut off-list at 100 per cent for some honours UG courses.
The board exams were cancelled this year due to Covid and the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) had said it will be adopting 30:30:40 formula for evaluation of marks for class 12 students based on results of class 10, 11 and 12 respectively.
"We have faith in the marking system of the CBSE and we will honour it. We are constantly in touch with our colleges regarding modalities of cut-offs. A calendar regarding release of cut-off dates will also be issued soon," Gupta said.
Number Of DU Courses For Which Entrance Tests Will Be Held Increased To 13
The number of Delhi University courses for which entrance tests will be held have been increased from nine to 13 from this year, officials said on Saturday.
The four new courses for which entrances will be held from this year are Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Prosthetics and Orthotics, and Masters of Physiotherapy.
"From the academic year 2021-22 onwards, admissions to Bachelor in Physiotherapy, Bachelor in Occupational Therapy, Bachelor of Prosthetics & Orthotics, and Masters of Physiotherapy will be done through Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET).
"This is an effort in line with the National Education Policy motive of one university one examination," Rajiv Gupta, chairperson, Admissions, said.
Gupta said DUET-2021 for all PG programmes, selected undergraduate programmes and M.Phil and Ph.D programmes will be conducted by the National Testing Agency (NTA) for which the dates will be announced soon.
He said for admissions this year, the number of test centres will also be increased.
"This year, University of Delhi is planning to increase the number of test centres for DUET. This was one of the prominent demands of candidates," he said.
A varsity statement released later in the day also said, "Non-NET candidates who are desirous of seeking admissions to Ph.D. and MPhil programmes will have to appear for DUET-2021."
All entrance tests will be conducted through NTA's computer-based mode, the statement added.