Delhi University will announce the allotment of surplus seats, including those under sports and extra-curricular activities (ECA) quotas, on November 10, said DU officials in the know.
Meanwhile, DU is all set to welcome 59,100 candidates on Wednesday who have secured admission to the university in the first round based on their Central University Entrance Test (CUET) score. Students in the new four-year undergraduate program (FYUP) will also attend orientation or induction sessions with their departments as part of their first day at DU.
Currently, the second round of Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS) seat allotment is going on and admissions under sports quotas and ECA quotas fall under the third round of allotment.
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Dean (admission) Haneet Gandhi said that the ECA trials started on October 18, while the sports trials started on October 31. “We are on schedule. Admissions are going on and ECA and sports placement will also be done as per the admission schedule of the university,” she said.
Manoj Sinha, principal of Aryabhatta College and secretary of the DU Principals’ Association (DUPA), said that a large proportion of the allotted seats had already been allotted and very few seats remained. “We expect 90% of students to join us on the first day. As far as sports and ECA admissions are concerned, the process will be as per schedule. It is important to keep in mind that the commencement of classes cannot be delayed any more,” said Sinha.
DUPA president Jaswinder Singh, who is also the principal of Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College, said the college would organize an orientation session for incoming students on Wednesday, during which teachers and senior students would have an opportunity to interact with the freshers.
“Teachers who will teach first graders will be part of the orientation. Some students will also set up help desks to inform students about the various cultural societies at the college. Apart from this, we have also invited officials from Delhi University to the session so that they can familiarize the students with various features of the National Education Policy 2020,” said Singh.
Sinha said, “Our assessment is that students need a lot of counseling and guidance this year as FYUP is new. They need to understand the different subject combinations and how the four-year program will be laid out. Since the entire framework is new, the seniors will not be able to guide them much.”
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Colleges expect off-campus students to join university by the end of the week. Many faculties of DU have already allotted the hostel seats, while the process is underway in others.
Rekha Sethi, principal of Indraprastha College for Women, said the hostel seats in her college have been allotted and students have started joining the residences. Meanwhile, a notification issued by Lady Shri Ram College for Women said that the first merit list for allotment of hostel will be available on Wednesday. “Successful candidates are expected to move into the hostel on Saturday and Sunday in the presence of their local guardians,” it said.