Delhi University on Wednesday announced the schedule and new policy for admissions to post graduate courses for the upcoming academic session.
The online registration for admissions to PG courses will begin on Thursday and will end on 24 May.
In a first, the varsity will be holding the entrance exams at six centres across the country – Bengaluru, Nagpur, Delhi Jammu, Varanasi and Kolkata. So, far the exams were only conducted in Delhi and the outstation students had to visit the national capital to write the exam.
The university has also done away with subjective question papers except for the foreign language courses.
The changes in the admission policy have been made on basis of recommendations of an 18-member standing committee, comprising deans of various faculties.
“The registration for admission to PG courses will start from tomorrow evening and end on 24 May. For the first time provisions have been made to conduct entrance examinations based on multiple choice questions at six centres,” an official statement said.
“All exams will be conducted in MCQ format except in some cases of foreign languages including Persian in which subjective questions will be asked. All exams are likely to be held between 19 and 23 June,” it added.
The registration fee for admission will be Rs500 for unreserved and OBC categories and Rs250 for SC/ST applicants. There is a common application form for centralised registration for the applicants.
Apart from those faculties and departments offering interdisciplinary or professional courses, all other departments reserves 50% of the total seats in each programme for direct admission for students who has completed their undergraduate from DU. Remaining 50%seats are filled by entrance exams to be followed by interview (to be decided by individual departments).
The candidates should have a bachelor’s degree in the course for which they are applying and also must have scored the minimum percentage of marks required by the programme.
For admission to a postgraduate programme in DU, there is no minimum age bar except for professional courses under regulatory authorities like Medical Council of India or Bar Council of India. Around 8,000 students are to be enrolled for the 2016-17 academic session.