Hindustan Times, New DelhiSadia Akhtar
With the second phase of the Delhi University (DU) admission process beginning on Monday, students who have applied to the university will have to decide on course and college combinations based on their preferences – a crucial phase as the order of preference will be the determining factor of where they will be accepted.
Until last year, admissions to DU undergraduate courses were done on the basis of cut-off marks based on the results of the board exams of class 12. All candidates who fulfilled the cut-off criteria published by the university for a particular course were eligible for admission to that course . However, under the new admissions system, which will be based on normalized CUET scores, it is crucial for students to opt for the maximum possible number of subjects so that the university can prepare credits for different combinations.
Normalization is the process of revising the score of one student in such a way that it becomes comparable to the score of another. This becomes necessary when the exam in the same subject is conducted in several sections, each of which has a different task.
In a meeting with college principals on Friday, Dean (Admissions) Haneet Gandhi emphasized the importance of the second phase.
“At this stage, students will only be able to view the programs they are eligible for. Students do not need to fill out anything. We will get integrated data from CUET and based on submission combinations, the top four will appear on the portal for them,” Gandhi said.
“If a candidate forgets to opt for a particular program in a particular college, we will not be able to (award) him or upgrade him to a course, even if there is a vacancy (based on merit),” Gandhi said.
Students can opt for the same course at different faculties, but they will have to give a preference that cannot be changed later.
“Students should choose as many programs as possible for which they are eligible,” Gandhi added.