The University of Delhi (DU) has kickstarted the official web portal for admissions to the upcoming batch of 2021. However, students seeking admission in the university will have to wait for a few more days as the registration form which was expected to release on June 9, 2020, is not out yet, thereby, delaying the admission process.
Earlier, the registration process for admission to undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), M.Phil., and Ph.D. courses was tentatively scheduled between June 8 and June 30. While admissions for the first cut-off list for UG courses were scheduled between August 11 and August 14. This essentially meant that the registration portal would be opened on Monday, June 8. However, a standing committee meeting of the academic council, scheduled to be held on May 29 and approve the admission process schedule as well as other decisions, was cancelled.
Arun Kumar Attree, member of the standing committee, said that the registration could not be started on June 8 as the standing committee meeting was not held earlier. “We have not been informed of when the meeting will be held next. However, we expect the registration to start in around 10 days tentatively. The registration will be in two phases: first, students can register for admission and during the second phase, they can enter their marks. A ten-day window will be given to students after CBSE results are declared and the cut-off is likely to come a week after that,” Hindustan Times reported.
“The schedule prepared earlier was only tentative because we are having an unprecedented situation and a lot of things have to be discussed before making things public,” a senior member of the DU admission committee said. The documents, to be placed before the standing committee, also mentioned that the admission process will depend on the declaration of Class 12 result by the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) adding that the dates “may be modified keeping in view the situation at the time of admission due to coronavirus outbreak.”
The entrance examinations for the 12 entrance-based undergraduate courses was tentatively scheduled to take place between July 27 and August 10. “The National Testing Agency said it will conduct entrance tests for various courses in July. In an ideal scenario, the registration process should close a month before the exams so that the testing agency gets time to prepare a database, generate admit cards and even arrange for the various facilities at the 21 different centres across the country,” said the member of the admission branch, as stated by Hindustan Times.
The member further said that the meeting is likely to take place this week. “Students can access the helpline numbers mentioned on the website for any query,” the member added.
The helpline numbers for merit-based undergraduate admissions are 9650232137, 9582756236, 7290806670, while for entrance-based UG admissions, students can contact at 9149002539 and 9953634922. Admission related queries for postgraduate, M.Phil. and Ph.D. will be addressed at 9654450932, as per the official notice. The helplines will be active from 10 am to 5 pm. Students can also raise their queries via e-mail. For undergraduate admissions, students can mail at [email protected] and at [email protected] for postgraduate programme admissions.