Delhi University to begin admissions from Tuesday

Updated - November 16, 2021 06:53 pm IST

Published - June 29, 2014 02:44 am IST - NEW DELHI:

Delhi University is all set to begin admissions on Tuesday under its three-year undergraduate programme with its Academic and Executive Councils passing resolutions for rollback of the four-year undergraduate programme (FYUP) at meetings that lasted only a few minutes on Saturday morning. There will also be no fresh admissions for the B.Tech and BMS programmes.

“The meeting lasted barely five minutes and the resolutions were passed to go back to the format that was in vogue in 2012. The implications of this decision means that the university will go back to offering only those courses which existed in 2012, and neither the B. Tech nor BMS courses were in place then,” said Executive Council member Abha Dev Habib.

A committee of principals, which was constituted to look into the modalities of conducting admissions, recommended that the cut-offs be released taking into account the Class XII results. This was done in 2012 and students who have already applied and meet the cut-offs are eligible to take admissions this year.

“The first cut-off list will be out by Tuesday and all colleges will begin admissions. There will be eight cut-off lists and the last day for conducting admissions will be July 31,” said a statement from the university.

Although there was no clarity on the fate of the current batch of B.Tech and BMS students, the standing committee that has been formed by the UGC to help students migrate from the FYUP to the traditional programme is reported to have recommended that these students be allowed to complete the course.

Another suggestion made by the teachers for B.Tech is to have the papers rearranged so that students who wish to save one year can leave with an honours degree in three years after completing 18 papers in the major subject which will be a B.Sc. and those who want B.Tech may continue for the fourth year. They also recommended that the course work be reworked since these courses neither follow UGC guidelines nor have AICTE approval.

Earlier, some B.Tech students took out a protest in front of UGC and the Vice-Regal Lodge. “I had let go of an engineering seat and if the B.Tech course is scrapped, then I will not be eligible for M.Tech,” said Shobit Agarwal, a protester.

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