Delhi University is gearing up for admissions to undergraduate courses for the next academic session and is mulling over making the entire process online this time.
The university had constituted a 24-member committee, comprising deans from faculties of science, commerce and arts, nine college principals and members from the executive and academic councils, to formulate an admission policy which will be notified by next month.
“The committee members have recommended that the admission process should go entirely online. Last year, the varsity had attempted the same but offline admissions also continued as there were concerns from parents and students about the feasibility of the process,” a committee member told PTI.
“However, even UGC has given the go-ahead for the same and the process has been already tested so the admissions are likely to be completely online from this year,” he added.
The admission committee headed by the Dean of Students Welfare has had two meetings in the last fortnight.
Other likely recommendations include centralised fee collection system and reducing the number of cut-off lists.
“So far, with the offline admission system being in place, the application centres used to collect the fees. However, we are thinking of making it centralised this time. All the payments will be made by the candidates to the university by which in turn will reimburse the respective colleges,” the member said.
“Also, with seven to eight cut-off lists being announced every year, the process drags to the month of August, by when the classes have already begun. So the number of cut-offs are likely to be limited to five from this year onwards,” he added.
The panel will submit its final recommendations to the Vice Chancellor, who will then take a call on the admission policy for the session.
The admissions will start from May. DU admits 54,000 undergraduate students in various courses across over 60 colleges.