Delhi University(DU) is all set to release its first cut-off list on 12th October 2020 and initiate the new admission process. DU Admission 2020 will be commenced in a virtual mode. Forming committees and making WhatsApp groups are the methods adopted to guarantee a smooth admission season. The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled us to adopt this new virtual method of admission. Hence, all queries and potential problems are to be entertained through these virtual platforms.
What new measures are been taken in the admission process?
The admission season is just a week away. Hence, the varsity and its colleges are gearing up for the new online admission process. WhatsApp group of teachers and professors are being formed to solve and explain all the admission related problems. Several other committees are also being formed in numerous numbers so that they reach out to all the aspiring students for help. Notes are being prepared on potential problems that can disrupt the smooth admission procedure. Therefore, big and small problems of all the aspiring students are being constantly entertained.
Helpline numbers are also created and made available on the DU’s website. These numbers will be constantly active throughout the admission season and entertain the problems of students on call. Numerous non-college affiliated platforms are also active to assist the students. Hence, working together with these organizations and committees will ensure stable online admissions.
Advancement of Hansraj College on Online Admission :
Mrs. Rama, principal of Hansraj College said that a final decision has yet to be made on whether the professors will come to college during the admission procedure. However, the possibility of their presence is low in probability. Digital cooperation with teachers is what seems to be feasible and safe amidst this pandemic. However, the Admission Committee of the college will have a final say in this matter.
The principal added that most of their meetings take place in an online medium. Various departments of the college have already begun its process of deciding the new cut-offs. Professors are constantly cooperating and coordinating on the newly created WhatsApp groups. Meetings and video conferences are held weekly for the elimination of possible problems.
Progress of Hindu College in DU admission 2020:
Mrs. Anju Srivastava, principal of Hindu College, said that more number of teachers are involved in the new online admissions this year. To make the process easy, admission timings have been extended. Earlier, the timing was from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. but now it is extended to 5 p.m. Hence, a greater number of working staff is required. The physical presence of teachers in the college for admissions is a question here. So, the decision would be made via a consensus. However, physical presence is not vital according to the principal.
What changes have been made by other colleges for online admissions?
Jaswinder Singh, SGTB Khalsa college principal holds a view that extra caution is required while conducting the virtual admissions as it will be done for the first time. He says that extra alertness has to be maintained in the case of reserved categories. Verification of their caste certificate should have to be done with caution incorporating more steps. If digital certificates are made available by the students, then it would be easy for the college to validate.
The choice made in the elective course is another vital issue according to him. Some general elective courses are popular and extensively taken as compared to others. Hence, allotment of seats according to the course demand would be tough. Teachers are expected to reach the students and, give a list of available elective courses.
Mr. Anil Sardana, principal of Shaheed Bhagat Singh college said that the conductance of the OBE Examination was far more difficult with the sloppy DU portal. He adds that challenges and difficulties are being anticipated during the new online admission procedure. Network problems and internet connectivity will pose a major problem here. The verification process will be done digitally after the release of the cut-offs. Therefore, helpline numbers will be added to the college’s website to assist the student. 60 – 70 admissions will be conducted for each department. Admissions in the commerce department will go up to 400. In case of any problem, direct contact will be made with the applicants.
Hence, every little initiative is made by the colleges for a seamless online admission season. Best wishes to the student!