Normally, DU conducts entrance tests for admissions to nine undergraduate courses. The tests are conducted by the National testing Agency (NTA). But after the cancellation of the CBSE and CISCE class 12 board exams, PC Joshi, acting Vice Chancellor of Delhi University (DU) hinted at a new criteria for entering the upcoming batch of under graduates to the university.
PC Joshi said that discussions will be held with the academic council of the university and the admission committee to finalize the process of admission to the undergraduate courses.
The university is pondering about a common entrance test. “There will be some way to judge merit. These are extraordinary circumstances. The Central Universities Common Entrance Test (CUCET) can be a good method as it will be based on pan-India merit. DU will not compromise on the merit. We will adjust to the new situation and see what method is to be developed. We will wait and see what are the criterion that the boards come out for evaluation of students,” he told PTI.
The CUCET committee has submitted its report to the Education Ministry. A decision on conducting a common entrance test for all central universities is pending.
Professor Rajeev Gupta, Chairperson-Admissions of DU, said, “The University of Delhi fully supports the decision taken by the Government of India to cancel the forthcoming CBSE board examinations in view of COVID-19 pandemic in the country. The University of Delhi also feels that the health and safety of our students is of utmost importance. The University of Delhi looks forward to the decision of the CBSE regarding the declaration of the results.”
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