Very high and insane admission cut-offs, speculations whether you will get admission in your preferred college and stream or not, accelerated heart beat and long waiting time is back again with the announcement of the commencement of admission process for under-graduate students for the academic session 2015-16 in Delhi University. The admission process will start from 28 May 2015. Students who have finished their 10+2 can apply for the offered under graduate courses by 15 June.
In all, seven cut off lists (if required) will be displayed by the colleges affiliated to Delhi University. The first list will be displayed on 25 June. With the reintroduction of a condition, students can now mark the college of their choice in the form. Students are now free to apply for any college and that too without a cap on the number of colleges a student can pick. To take admission in non-professional courses, you need good marks in 10+2 as there is no entrance examination for the same. There will be a centralised admission process, hence a student can apply both offline as well as online for the admission. Forms except for the sports and extracurricular activities will not be sold.
Many students won’t get admission because of high cut-offs. It looks as if our examination and admission system is faulty. But Delhi University is slowly moving away from entrance exam culture. Academicians in the favour of entrance test argue that examination pattern of 10+2 is not generalised and influenced by number of factors like different examination boards, different sets of papers, tuition, school environment etc. But why another entrance is required after 10+2 to predict the academic capability of a student?
With each passing year percentage of grades is going up. This is not only happening in India but across the world. It has been found out that increasing percentage has less to do with intelligence and more to the other factors like level of difficulty, available question banks of the previous years, examination based learning, studying to score high not to gain knowledge, objective exams and more available resources.
The admission madness at Delhi University or any other college or university can also be explained with simple demand and supply theory. Over the past couple of decades, number of students seeking admission has increased to manifold but number of seats is almost the same. Exponential growth in the supply and negligible increase in the demand is causing this disturbance. If compared then just 15 lakh students took 10+2 examination in 1987 whereas 1.60 crore students appeared for the same exam in 2013. It is indeed a huge problem.
Delhi University has made certain changes in the norms of admission in the last few years. Admission to bachelor with honours in management studies (BMS) will now be based on the Class XII marks and personal interview. Delhi University is giving weightage to personal interview as it depicts the confidence level, basic knowledge and caliber of the student.
Delhi University admission for session 2015-16 starts – 28 May (online application) and 2 June (offline application).
Last date for application – 15 June 2015
First cut off and admissions – 25 June 2015
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