The schedule and new policy for admission to Delhi University’s post graduate courses were announced earlier today by the university. The online registration for admissions to PG courses will begin on 28th April’16 and will end on 24th May’16.
The university has decided to do away with subjective question papers except for the foreign language courses. Apart from that, for the first time, entrance exams will be held at six centres across the country, instead of just Delhi. The centres include Bengaluru, Nagpur, Delhi Jammu, Varanasi and Kolkata. The changes in the admission policy have been made on basis of recommendations of an 18-member standing committee, comprising deans of various faculties.
According to an official statement, “All exams will be conducted in MCQ format except in some cases of foreign languages including Persian in which subjective questions will be asked. All exams are likely to be held between June 19 and 23.”
Barring the departments and faculties offering interdisciplinary or professional courses, all departments will reserve 50% of each programme’s total seats for direct admission for students who’ve completed their undergraduate from DU. The remaining 50 per cent seats will be filled by entrance exams to be followed by interview (to be decided by individual departments).
Students can apply through a common application form for centralised registration. The registration fee for admission will be Rs 500 for unreserved and OBC categories and Rs 250 for SC/ST applicants. Having a bachelor’s degree in the course being applied as well as scoring the minimum percentage of marks required by the programme are prerequisites for the candidates. Around 8,000 students are to be enrolled for the 2016-17 academic session.