Delhi University
Source: NDTV.com

Delhi University admission: University is now considering giving admission through an entrance test instead of merit-based admissions. The primary reason behind this is the myriad students of some boards assign high marks to get admission to the university.

Further, it has been proposed by the committee formed regarding possible changes in the admission procedure. A panel forms to examine admission-related issues, realizing unequal opportunities that students of different boards are dealing with. 

The proposal was made by a nine-member committee headed by Dean DS Rawat. The committee was formed in October and asked to recommend alternative strategies for undergraduate admissions.

This year, in the DU merit-based admission, till the release of the second list, the CBSE, Kerala Board, Haryana Board, ICSE, and Rajasthan Board students got maximum admission. 

Around 39.18% of the Kerala Board students got admission to Delhi University. Whereas, 27.75% of the Rajasthan Board, 18.39% for Haryana Board, 16.63% for ICSE, and 16.47% for CBSE.

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There was also a lot of disparity and a huge difference in percentage among these five boards. The average percentage for Kerala Board students is 98.43%. On the other hand, 94.68% for Rajasthan and 92.69% for the Haryana board. The average percentage for CBSE and ICSE is 91.3% and 92.33% respectively.

Accordingly, a committee formed on the issues related to admission said, “Delhi University is a central university, it is its responsibility to give fair and equal opportunities to the students of all the boards.

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The panel said, “The Common Entrance Test (CET) should be executed for admission to the university. This exam can be administered through the internal arrangement of the varsity or by any external agency.”

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The committee has suggested that an admission entrance test should be conducted after the list of eligible candidates for admission to all colleges and departments will be released. Additionally, the committee also said that this provides opportunities to all students. 

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