The Executive Council (EC) of Delhi University (DU) on Thursday approved new rules for admission to undergraduate courses based on Common University Entrance Test (CUET) results. This year, we will do away with the cut-off list system, so admission will be through the Common Seat Allocation System (CSAS), which will be conducted in three phases.
In the first phase, applicants will have to register on the CSAS centralized portal for admission to all undergraduate programs of all DU colleges and pay a one-time non-refundable application fee and fill out a form. In the second phase, candidates will have to choose the course they want to pursue, if it is awarded, and the faculty they want to enroll in. An applicant may complete multiple programs and combinations of faculties in order of preference, provided they meet the requirements for a specific program.
“A candidate must be very careful while choosing the program/programs and faculty. The order of selection of the program + faculty combination will also determine the priority order for the allocation of places. Therefore, when determining the sequence of preferences, the candidate must carefully determine the preference between program + faculty combinations. It is in the interest of the candidate to fulfill the maximum possible number of preferences in order to benefit optimally from upgradation in subsequent rounds of allotment (sic),” reads the admission rules document adopted by the EC.
In the third phase, students will be allotted seats based on their CUET scores and preferences. Once the seat is allotted in a particular round, the candidate will have to “accept” the offered seat before the last date/time fixed for the given round.
The seat is valid for one round
“The mandate awarded will be valid only for the round in which the mandate will be awarded to the candidate. Inactivity/inaction will be treated as non-acceptance of allotted seat. This will be treated as a rejection of the provisional offer of the allotted seat and the candidate will no longer be eligible to participate in the subsequent rounds of CSAS-2022,” the document said.
After the completion of a particular round of CSAS admissions and before the announcement of the next list, a candidate who has secured admission in the previous round will have to opt for ‘freezing’ or ‘upgrading’ his seat. “A candidate who has been admitted to an allotted seat and wishes to continue with it, must file a ‘freeze’ request on their dashboard. When selecting ‘freeze’, such a candidate will not be considered for upgrading to a higher preference. An accepted candidate can select the ‘upgrade’ option, which will enable an upgrade to the higher preferences they have already submitted,” the document reads.
The university has not yet announced the launch of the CSAS portal or a timeline for the admissions process. Due to delays in conducting CUET and rescheduling of exams, the admission process is likely to be delayed.