Delhi University Academic Council approves entrance test from next year


The Delhi University Academic Council has approved the holding of entrance tests for admissions starting next year.

The academic council of DU approves the decision to organize the entrance exams for admission from next year. (Image: PTI)

The Delhi University Academic Council on Friday approved the decision to hold an entrance exam for admissions starting next year, in accordance with the PTI. The meeting on this matter took place on Friday and despite the dissent of 17 of the 26 elected members, the proposal to organize a common entrance test was adopted. The matter will now be discussed at the Executive Council meeting scheduled for December 17th.

“The Common Entrance Test (CET) for undergraduate admissions will lead to a proliferation of coaching institutes which will be particularly bad for socially and economically disadvantaged students,” said Board member Mithuraaj Dhusiya.

Board member Alok Pandey said that just like the engineering and medical entrance exams, students will undergo coaching to prepare for the DU, thus not focusing on their academic studies.

Panel of 9 members established by the Vice-Chancellor of the DU

Delhi University Vice Chancellor Yogesh Singh set up a nine-member panel which recommended that the university organize entrance exams through the CET to ensure substantial objectivity in the admissions process , a growing controversy over Kerala’s high number of proofreaders. University admissions board.

The committee was supposed to examine the reasons for the excessive and insufficient admissions to undergraduate courses, study the distribution of admissions by council across all undergraduate courses, suggest alternative strategies for optimal admissions to undergraduate courses, and examine OBC admissions with reference to the ‘non-creamy diaper status.

“The committee believes that admissions can be done through a Common Entrance Test (CET),” the committee said in its report, as reported by PTI.

According to the sources, the modalities for holding the entrance examination will be developed after its approval at the meeting of the Executive Council. The council also discussed starting the doctoral and master’s degree programs in nanomedicine and BTech from 2022-2023.

However, fifteen members expressed dissent against them.

(With PTI inputs)

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