New Delhi: Fresh admissions to Delhi University for the 2014-15 academic session under the three-year course will commence from Tuesday, a week behind schedule following the row over the controversial four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP). According to the new schedule and guidelines uploaded by the university on its website late night, the first cut off list will be declared on July 1 and students who have registered for the current academic year will be eligible for admission to all courses wherever they meet the criteria.
Based on the first cut-off list, students can take admission to colleges till July 3. The next cut-off list would be announced on July 4, followed by six more such admission lists. The last date of admissions would be July 31. Giving another chance to those students who have missed the deadline to fill application forms, the varsity has allowed them to take admission by filling the university registration form along with the college admission form.
According the guidelines, the admissions would take place as per the 2012-13 academic session. Also, the students are supposed to give an undertaking declaring that they were taking admission in a UG course of three-year duration in "full consciousness and awareness".
The admissions were to begin from June 24 but were delayed due to the row over FYUP between DU and UGC. Over 2.7 lakh students had applied for admission under the now scrapped FYUP to more than 54,000 seats in 64 colleges of the varsity. The admission schedule came on a day when a 12-member committee of principals deliberated on how to go forward with the admission process and submitted their report to Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh.
The DU has also decided to discontinue its B.Tech and Bachelor in Management Studies (BMS) courses and would not hold any fresh admissions to them. "New admissions for B.Tech and BMS courses will not take place as they were not in existence in 2012-13," said S N Lakshmi, member of principals committee for the guidelines. While there was no mention of B.Tech courses in the list of guidelines, the university has decided to change back its BMS course to BBS and BA Hons (Business Economics).
There was still no clarity on the fate of those already enrolled in the six four-year B.Tech courses. Hundreds of students staged a protest outside the HRD Ministry and submitted a representation demanding that the six B.Tech courses introduced last academic session should not be scrapped.
There are over 2500 students who have already completed one year in these streams.
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Updated Date: Jun 29, 2014 10:51:05 IST