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UG admissions at DU: Gap year students to be treated like freshers

UG admissions at DU: Gap year students to be treated like freshers
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Gap year students will now be treated at par with fresh passouts for admissions in various undergraduate courses offered by Delhi University which is...

Gap year students will now be treated at par with fresh passouts for admissions in various undergraduate courses offered by Delhi University which is in process of reviewing its admission criterion.

In a meeting of the varsity's 23-member admission committee held on Thursday, it was decided to do away with the any disadvantage to the gap year students.
The admission process is likely to begin from June 2 and will be winded up by August 14.
"Earlier some colleges used to take a lenient view of gap year students while few colleges used to deny admissions to them. However, now it will be universally applied to all varsity colleges and gap year students will not have to face any disadvantage," said Dr Bharat Singh, an Assistant Professor and a committee member.
Also, for students seeking admission in B Com (Hons) and Economics course it will be mandatory to have mathematics as a subject.
"There will also be a change in the pattern of release of cut offs by the varsity. Earlier, the next cut off list was released on the day admissions concluded for the previous one but now there will be a gap of one day so that data is accurately updated and analysed," he said.
All the colleges will have to adopt a uniformity in eligibility criteria for admissions unlike earlier when they could have defined their own rule besides those mandated by the varsity.
"The best four policy is also being revised and it will be mandatory to include one language course in the best four percentage. In case of Honours courses if the aspirant has not studied the particular subject in class XII there will be a deduction of 2 per cent while in case of vocational subjects there will be a deduction of 10 per cent," added Singh.
The admission committee however remained undecided on the implementation of the Choice Based Credit transfer Scheme (CBCS).
The committee which in its earlier meeting on April 10 had decided to make the admission process online, today also deliberated upon how different issues will be addressed.
"While it has been decided that the admission process will go online, discussions are on about what kind of issues will the varsity face and how the problem of logistics and server traffic will be addressed," Singh said.
The varsity had constituted the 23-member committee comprising of the Registrar, deans of various faculties, principals of various colleges and Academic and Executive Council members to look into the process of admissions for the various undergraduate courses for academic session 2015-16.
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