CUET: Admission for 71000 seats of DU from today, academic session will start from August 16

CUET: Admission for 71000 seats of DU from today, academic session will start from August 16

The first list of undergraduate admission for 71 thousand seats in Delhi University will be released on August 1. With this, the admission process for the first list will also start. According to the information received from DU, under the first list, candidates will be able to apply for admission till 5 pm on August 4. After checking the applications of the candidates from August 1 to 5, the seat will be approved. Candidates can deposit the fee till 6th August. DU has said that 20 per cent additional seats can be allotted to UR, OBC-NCL and EWS categories and 30 per cent to SC, ST, PWBD categories only in the first round of allotment for all programs in all colleges. However, in colleges where less than five per cent of the students admitted in the previous academic session have withdrawn their names, an additional allocation of 10 per cent for unreserved, OBC non-creamy layer and EWS and 15 per cent for SC, ST, PWBD categories will be made. Could

A DU official told that the way the admission was done last year, in the same way the admission process will be done this year also. The undergraduate admission process will start from Tuesday. From grievance redressal to other information, there is a system as before. If any student has any problem then he/she can mail to DU Admission Branch.

80 thousand more applications than last year

There has been an increase in the number of students applying for admission under CUET in DU for the academic session 2023-24. This number has received about 80 thousand more applications than last year. In 2021, where the number of applicants in DU was 2,29,264, in 2022 this number was just 1,65,473. The number of students applied this year is 2,45,235. DU officials say that there could be many reasons behind this. Improvement in the ranking of DU colleges, high quality education and study environment can be a major reason. A major reason for the low application last year could also be the situation arising out of Corona.

Applications came in eight years

2023 2.45
2022 1.65
2021 2.87
2020 3.52
2019 2.58
2018 2.78
2017 2.07
2016 2.5
Note: Application number is in lakhs.

Transparency in admission process

Rajpal Singh, a member of the executive committee in DU and a member of the teachers’ organization of the Aam Aadmi Party, has questioned the admission process. He says that under the previous system, Delhi University used to declare college-course cut-offs, giving a clear indication of the percentage students would need for admission, but today with the introduction of the common seat allocation system, transparency has become a major concern. The topic has become Due to direct allotment process no one is able to understand how these seats are allotted. What are the criteria used for selection. Students are confused about on what basis their names are being considered for admission. The lack of transparency erodes the trust and confidence of students that was earlier in the traditional admission process.

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