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DU admissions: No first-come, first-served policy

New Delhi: DU colleges will now be mandated to enrol all the students meeting their cut-off criteria and there will be no first-come, first-served policy for undergraduate admissions, which will start from May 28 for the 2015-16 academic session.
Explaining the new guideline, DU’s Dean of Students Welfare, JM Khurana, said, “Earlier, suppose if 100 students matched the cut-off, only the ones who could get themselves enrolled on the said number of seats would be enrolled while the rest would be denied admission. This practice will be done away with from this year.”
Announcing the admission guidelines on Saturday, Khurana added, “Both online and offline registrations will continue for the UG admissions. The online registration will be available from May 28 to June 15. Students would be able to access the online OMR forms on the Delhi University website (du.ac.in).”
The offline forms will be accepted at the registration centres from June 5 to June 15 between 9 A.M. to 3 P.M. The varsity has set up eight admission centres as against the 18 which were set up last year. The centres — Atma Ram Sanatan Dharm College, Dyal Singh College, Gargi College, Maharaja Agrasen College, PG DAV college, Rajdhani college, Shyam Singh College and Sri Guru Gobind Singh College of Commerce — are all located in the South Campus.
The first cut-off list will be announced on June 25, followed by six more of these lists till July 24, he said, adding that the students will have three days to complete enrolment under each of the lists. It will be mandatory for students seeking admission to B.Com and Economics Honours courses to have mathematics as a subject in Std XII. It, however, will not be mandatory for them to include it in their ‘best-four’ percentage.
Admission to Hindi Journalism, English Journalism, Social Work and foreign language courses such as Italian, Spanish, French and German will be based on cut-off marks from this year and no entrance examination will be held for these, Khurana said.
Also, Business Studies, Home Science, Accountancy and Zoology will be considered as academic subjects, unlike earlier, when they were included in the vocational subjects category.
Students who have not studied the subject in which they are looking to pursue an honours course will face a deduction of 2.5 per cent, Khurana said, adding that the Physical Education honours and Music honours will not be considered as vocational but academic courses.
DU has also decided to treat gap year students on a par with fresh pass-outs and there will be no deduction of percentage under the same clause.
The varsity will hold an ‘open house’ for students and parents on May 21-30 at its North Campus during which any queries regarding the admission process may be taken up. DU, meanwhile, has replaced its prospectus with an eight-page information booklet from this year. (PTI)

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