Delhi University to conduct tests for PG courses in 6 cities

The University of Delhi is planning to ease the admission process for outstation students, who are aspiring to do post-graduation, by making five centres outside Delhi.

Very soon students wanting to be a part of Delhi University belonging from Varanasi, Ahmadabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jammu may not be required to come to Delhi to give entrance exam.

The Standing Committee of the academic council which looks into the post graduate admissions had a meeting with the Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi on Tuesday, sources said the decision is final, just an official notification is awaited.

Around 8,000 students for postgraduate courses are enrolled every year at Delhi University.

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According to the member the cut-off bar for OBC students will be 10 per cent lower than that of general category students, according to a standing committee member.

“If the cut-off is 70 per cent for general category students, OBC candidates will need at least a 63 per cent,” the committee member said.

There is no final word on when the registration for admission to PG courses will begin. But sources claim that the varsity administration intends to wrap PG registrations before May 15.

Earlier, the standing committee in its March 31 meeting had resolved to begin online registration from Monday. The date was differed, as the committee members were divided on the proposal of having outstation exam centres.

The registration fees for general and OBC categories students will be Rs 500 and SC, ST and PwD (persons with disability) categories students will have to pay Rs 250.

The admission to postgraduate courses is granted through entrance exam and interview. However, departments reserve 50 % seats for direct admissions to students who have completed their undergraduate degree from DU.

“For MA courses there are 50 % seats for direct admission if the applicant has graduated from DU. Rest of the seats are filled through entrance and interview,” officials said.

The online registration for admission to 54,000 seats in undergraduate courses will begin from May 24.

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