Delhi University Four Year Undergraduate Program courses have been re-structured from the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme to fit the new Three-Year format and these courses have been approved by the Academic Council and Executive Council of the university.
An emergent meetings of the two statutory bodies of Delhi University was held to clear the resolution on the approval of the courses in order to facilitate the commencement of the academic session from July 21.
“The restructured courses were passed at the meeting today. However, no Cluster Innovation Courses (CIC) were placed before the EC. Also, there will be no change in the examination/internal assessment,” Executive Council member Abha Dev Habib said in a text message.
However, DU Teachers’ Association (DUTA) slammed the varsity’s administration for delaying the process of restructuring and also hit out at the Vice Chancellor.
“The Academic Council, the authority for designing courses, was not consulted on the model of restructuring: the Committees of Courses (comprising subject experts), were deprived of their right to decide on the best possible papers by making it mandatory to select papers only from the erstwhile FYUP,” DUTA President Nandita Narain alleged in a statement.
Slamming the university’s administration for not presenting the CIC courses before EC, Nandita said, “This is also evident from the fact that five new courses under the Cluster Innovation Centre — also established through grave statutory violations — were placed and approved in the meeting while the necessary amendments in the statute, required for establishing new centres etc., is due for years now.”Read More
The Under Graduate admissions for academic session 2014-15 in almost all DU colleges have been closed except a few offering reserved category seats only, yet the varsity has released its sixth cut-off list on its official website.
The eligible candidates who meet the requirements notified in the sixth cut-off list can take admissions till July 17. The academic session will start from July 21 onwards.
The details are listed as below :
ARSD (94.5-96.5 percent), Hansraj (96.5-97.5 percent), Kalindi (92.5 percent) and Satyawati (92.5 percent) are among the colleges where BA (Hons) in Economics is still being offered.
AND, ARSD and Shyama Prasad Mukherjee – the three off-campus colleges, which had put the cut-off at 100 percent in the first list for entry into their programmes – also closed admissions to the popular courses.
English (Hons) is still available at DCAC (90.5 percent), Hansraj (94.25-96 percent), Hindu (95.5-97 percent), Kalindi (89 percent), Satyawati (91.5-92.5 percent) and SGND Khalsa (88 percent).
Lady Sri Ram, Kirori Mal, Hindu, Ramjas, Deen Dayal Upadhyay and Daulat Ram are among the colleges, which have closed admissions to all courses and have only a few seats left for reserved category students.
Also admissions to B.Com. (Hons) are open at Hindu (96.75- 92.5 percent) as well. Surprisingly, popular courses, including History, Economics and English honours, are still being offered at Hansraj College.
Admissions to B.Sc. Chemistry have been closed at all DU colleges, except for Ramjas and Sri Venketeshwara.
Note : A seventh cut-off list (if any) will be announced on July 18.Read More
DU will release its third cut-off list tomorrow on July 8. The admissions process began on July 1 with the first cut-off list wherein three colleges of the university, Acharya Narendra Dev College, Atma Ram Sanatan Dharma College and Shyama Prasad Mukherji College for Women, set the bar as high as 100 percent for their B.Sc. in Computer Science programme.
A lot of popular colleges of varsity had closed admissions to their various courses after the first cut-off list. It is almost certain that admissions to many other courses will also come to an end after the second cut-off list though the seats for B.Com. (Hons.) programme could be vacant and would see a marginal dip in the third list.
State-wise distribution of applications received for admissions at University of Delhi :
- Delhi : 1,32,659 candidates
- UP and Uttarakhand : 66,600 candidates
- Haryana : 37,237candidates
- Bihar and Jharkhand : 15,945 candidates
- Rajasthan : 6,132 candidates
- MP and Chhattisgarh : 4,396 candidates
- Punjab : 2,737candidates
- Jammu & Kashmir : 1,267 candidates
- Himachal Pradesh : 938 candidates
- Maharashtra : 632 candidates
- Gujarat : 390 candidates
- Andhra Pradesh : 617 candidates
- Karnataka : 154 candidates
- Tamil Nadu : 331 candidates
- Kerala : 607 candidates
- West Bengal : 2,146 candidates
- Orissa : 679 candidates
- Assam : 1,575 candidates
- North-East states : 2,648 candidates
As the admission process to undergraduate courses at Delhi University for the session 2014-15 is all set to begin from June 2, 2014, it is advised to the students to fill the actual marks obtained in their board exams and not to deduct or add marks.
Also, as per the admission guidelines this year, the university has notified that if a student, who has not studied a particular subject in class 12 , wants to study the subject then there would be a deduction of two percent from the aggregate of best-four subjects of XII.
For example, in the case of students who studied elective English, they would have an advantage of two percent.
An official said that the university guidelines require students to fill in the actual marks obtained and leave it to colleges to deduct or add marks.
Besides, the university informed students to fill in the names of all five subjects they have studied in the OMR forms.
Students who have cleared their class XII board exams and are interested in pursuing UG Programmes from the university can obtain the registration forms from the dedicated registration centers till June 16, 2014.
There are 77 colleges under the varsity of Delhi University. These colleges will bring out five cut-off lists for the general category and the first list will be out on June 24, the day admissions begin.
Candidates can apply for admissions to undergraduate programmes both online and offline. With the introduction of centralized admission process, there will be no sale of forms in individual colleges, except for those candidates applying under sports and extracurricular activities categories.Read More