The DU Admissions 2020 procedure has officially begun. The University has activated the portal for students to fill the admission forms for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses.
The registration process will continue until the 4th of July. Amidst all this, a lot of doubts have been raised by students. To clear all this, the Dean of Examinations of the Delhi University, Prof Shobha Bagai answered all these queries.
The Professor on video conferencing made clear that when a student registers themselves on the University portal, the student automatically becomes eligible to take admission in the 60-65 colleges of the University. This applies to the merit-based course.
After a student has become eligible, he/she will get admission if he/she fulfills the criteria of the cutoff of a college for a specific course.
Those courses which are based on an entrance examination, the student is required to fill out the form first. After filling out the form, the student must choose the course. Then you will have to pay the registration fee. After this, you can appear for the entrance examination.
Bagai also said that if a student wants then they can apply for all the nine courses which are entrance-based. There is no cap on the number of courses a student applies to. Efforts are being made by the university to make the admission process of such courses staggered over a few days to help the students.
If the schedule for entrance to two different courses is on the same day, then the University tries to ensure two different sessions in a day. This is because there are many students who are common applicants for different courses.
Prof Bagai said that once the registration process is complete, the portal will offer options to upload any document like mark sheet which was not uploaded earlier. The portal will also open for corrections for a certain time. A correction fee will be charged from those students who want to change something in their form.
She said that when the date of cutoff is announced, after this the portal will be open for corrections. Students must be extremely careful in filling in the personal details like name, parents name, etc. These fields will not be up for correction. Corrections that are related to marks and other things will be accepted.
Since the results of the board exams are not out yet, there is a lot of speculation about what to fill in the field asking for marks. Bagai cleared this by saying that this process is called the registration process.
In this, the students provide the University with their name and personal details that they are interested in taking admissions. Currently, while filling the form, the students whose results are awaited should write results awaited in the form. They will be allowed to upload the results later.
Prof Shobha also said that once the CBSE announces its results, the detailed schedule for the admission process will be released by the University. The cutoff lists will be released once the CBSE results are out. A minimum of 5 cutoff list will be released. After the fifth cutoff list, the university may release another list if it feels the need.
The merit list for the entrance-based examination will be released 20-25 days after the exam has been conducted.
There is a lot of confusion right now for the remaining exams of CBSE. It is being said that some students might get evaluated on their internal assessment. Some might give exams later. This will create a duality on the date of the result. Consequently, it will affect the admission process.
On this, Prof Shobha said that it will be exceedingly difficult for the University to get into the admission process twice. The reason is that the seats at the university are limited. The administration cannot estimate the number of students who will take admission in the second phase.
She said that let us wait and watch what the CBSE decides for its examinations. As of now, the admission process is to be conducted in a single go.
Talking about the admissions based on the sports quota and ECA, Bagai said that earlier, some students were called for trials after the screening of their certificates which they upload while filling the form. Then a merit list was prepared based on sports trials of different sports.
This merit list informed the students where they can take admission in what course and college. But because of the pandemic this year, trials cannot be conducted. Therefore, the students will be required to upload their certificates. There will be different marks for different types of certificates.
The marks distribution will be uploaded on the bulletin. Those students who want to take admission in sports quota should check their criteria. Similarly, for ECA students, admissions will take place under two categories- NSS and NCC. The students will upload their certificates and the marks distribution is mentioned in the bulletin. This will ensure the transparency of the entire process.
The separate e-mail ids for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses are live. The students can mail on these ids for redressals to their problems. Students can also contact the mobile numbers uploaded on the website between 10 am to 5 pm during the day.
The estimated time to complete the full admission procedure will be a minimum of 25 days to a month. However, it is uncertain when will the students be able to attend college. The classes of the first semester students will not start before the first week of September in any case.
She said that the students should fill in the details very carefully, with time in hand. The name of the candidate, parents’ names of the candidate, gender, residence, caste, location of centers, all this must be filled in very carefully. This is because these important details cannot be changed later.
The date for the entrance test will be released soon, there is a probability that this test will be conducted in the first half of August.
She added that there are talks going on about making the entrance test online. But as of now, a definitive decision has not been taken yet.
She advised all the students should not worry about the results and exams. If in worse circumstances, the students are forced to make this year a gap-year, they should know that missing a year does not matter much in the long-run.
The registration process has begun. Students can click here to register themselves.