REGISTRATION FOR DU ADMISSIONS LIKELY TO OPEN FROM JUN 20, NO TRIAL FOR SPORTS QUOTA DUE TO COVID
The registration process for admission in Delhi University courses is likely to begin from June 20, but there will be no trials for sports and Extra-Curricular activities (ECA) due to the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Wednesday.
A meeting of the Standing Committee on Admissions decided on Tuesday that registration will be opened between June 20 and July 4 for all courses, said a member.
The second window for registration will be opened for updating of marks after declaration of results by the CBSE.
The cut-offs are likely to be announced in August, but it will depend also on when the CBSE declares its results.
There will be no admission in ECA except for NCC and NSS and that too on the basis of the certificates as no trials will be conducted, the member said, adding this was decided to keep in mind the coronavirus situation.
There will no trials for sports quota and the admission will be done on the basis of certificates only, he said.
Another professor, who was present in the meeting said, the entire admission process will be online and students will not have to visit colleges.
It was also decided that the documents which are bona fide and once submitted online on the basis of which approval is given for the admission by the college, cannot be rejected later on the premise that the document is not acceptable unless it is forged.
The college can ask for additional information through phone or e-mail, the member said. “Another fact that was enacted by the committee was that any dissimilarity in the spelling of the name or missing of the surname in the certificates of SC/ST/OBC/EWS/PwD shall be assessed from their additional certificates rather than denying their admission,” he added
It was also decided upon that the list of approved committees should be published in the undergraduate communication bulletin so that the college admission commissions know which boards are phony.
The committee also decided that the caste certificate once made need not to be renewed and only renewal of income certificate will be required. Therefore, the latest income certificates would be sufficient and the caste certificate can be older, the member said.
Academic Council member Dr. Arun Kumar Attree suggested that no fees, especially the cancellation fee of Rs. 1000, should be prosecuted from SC/ST/OBC/EWS and PwD.
Nonetheless, the committee did not approve of his suggestions, Attree said, adding he documented his disagreement.
“It is exorbitant, especially in corona times. It is actually done to discourage students from changing their colleges or courses. In this process, rich students are able to get the course and college of their choice but poor and, disadvantaged students are denied this opportunity because of high cancellation fees.
“Three free movements must be allowed to these disadvantaged students without cancellation,” Attree had suggested. SLB TIR TIR
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