After the center decided to scrap class 12th Board Exams, Delhi University made an iconic statement to keep the admission 2021 process solely merit-based. Thus, no entrance exams will be taken this year as all the universities are still not prepared for CUCET. Being one of the biggest universities in India, Delhi University did clear out its admission criteria for 2021.
Cancellation of Class 12th Board Exams:
On Tuesday, 1st June 2021, the government made an iconic decision to scarp class 12th Board exams completely. In view of the covid-19 pandemic and its fatalities, this decision was taken. Hence, the standard 12th results will be compiled as per “well-defined objective criteria”. However, the focus is now shifted towards universities and their procedures to take admissions. The orthodox method of admission based on class 12th board results is difficult due to the cancellation now.
Delhi University Vice-Chancellor agrees to merit-based admissions:
Acting Delhi University vice-chancellor P C Joshi said that they will strictly adhere to the merit-based criteria for admissions. He added, “ the varsity honors the Board’s criterion and will follow it.” Thus, the DU faculty shows full trust in the government of India’s decision and CBSE’s method to evaluate marks. Hence, like every year, cut-offs based on 12th results will be released.
The DU chairperson of admission, Rajeev Gupta says that CBSE will ultimately declare results after adopting some formula. Hence, cut-offs based on them will be released. Also, once CBSE makes some decisions, other boards may follow suit.
Why does DU give preference to merit-based admissions over CUCET?
With the current pandemic situation and the lurking threat of the third wave, implementing CUCET seems far-fetched. Also, CUCET is a national-level exam and nobody can predict the covid-19 condition of various cities. Hence, if cities can hold exams or not is a big question.
Anju Srivastava, principal of Hindu College states that making the students sit under the same roof and appear for exams is not safe. Thus, entrance-based admissions are not possible.