DU to scrap cut off system?

A lot has happened in the past few months, Raghuram Rajan’s term end, Kashmir’s turmoil, Salman Khan’s rape comment and most recently resignation of BJP leader Navjot Singh Sidhu. Amidst so many issues gripping the nation, our facebook news feeds remained a haven for Delhi University admissions. With cut offs shooting up with each passing year, and reports of leniency in the marking system to ease the admission process, the varsity is planning to bring a radical change in its admission process.

Till now the varsity has been admitting students taking their board marks under consideration and has been releasing admission cut off lists. But this year, with about 80 students from the state of Tamil Nadu itself securing admission in one of the top colleges of the university, which released a cut off no less than 98 percent, the cut off norm was questioned on the grounds of its rationality and meritocracy. So, it has been planned to replace this system with an entrance examination.

According to vice chancellor Yogesh Tyagi, the proposal is under consideration and will be looked upon in detail as soon as this year’s admission process ceases. A severe deliberationis  going on the issue as this is going to be a huge project requiring all sorts of logistics regarding the conduct of the exam, the no. of examination centres required and the places where these should be set up. Though, some colleges do conduct an entrance for admissions under DU, but this is going to be a large scale project because over three lakh students from throughout the country apply for admissions in the 75 colleges of this esteemed institution.

It seems as if chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s “Most Bizarre” remark on du admissions has hit the officials too hard, that they have planned to wrap the whole admission norm itself.  But, all that is expected is a decision that is in accordance with the welfare of the students and their future.

Mahima Khurana,
Content Writer – DU Times