Delhi university is most likely to simplify the process of taking entrance examinations for post graduate students across India, with the creation of 5 centres outside Delhi, hence saving these outstation aspirants the burden of travelling to the National Capital for the same.
An 18-member standing committee has been formulated by the vice chancellor, Yogesh Tyagi, comprising of deans of various faculties to brain-storm and deliberate upon the proposal of introducing five examination centres. Due to the delay caused in declaring the ultimate plan of action, the registration process for admissions to 66 postgraduate courses has been postponed.
The committee has devised a few propositions, yet the viability is a major deterrent. The centres will be developed in major cities including metros or close to the towns that witness the largest share of applications. Moreover, they also plan to centralize the admission process rather than relying on departments to individually administer their own entrances, which is an yearly tradition. The Vice Chancellor will take a call after the final recommendations are sent to him.
All departments except the interdisciplinary or professional courses, reserve 50% of the total seats in each programme for direct admission to Delhi University graduates. The remaining 50% need to crack the entrance exam in order to qualify for the seat. Other prerequisites include a bachelor’s degree in the required course and a minimum percentage mandated for the programme.
The number of applicants to various post-graduate programs spiked from 84,104 students in 2014 to 1,10,570 last year. Predicting an overall increase this year, Delhi University’s new rule certainly comes as a sign of relief. Nothing has been confirmed yet, but the final verdict will be out soon.