Common Entrance Test to be held for the admission of undergraduate in the Delhi University

Bhavya Pandey

Gurugram, December, 11:

Common Entrance Test (CET) will be held for the admission of undergraduate in the Delhi University from the coming academic session, said in a proposal passed by The Academic Council of Delhi University, on Friday. The idea so proposed was due to the issue of “Under” and “Over” admittance of students because of the cut-off system that the university follows in its admission procedure, a committee of nine members constituted by Vice-Chancellor Yogesh Singh constituted this report.

Due to the difference of opinion, 16 members of the Academic Council disagreed to change the current tried and tested system of admission of the university. After analysis of the data’s the committee said that “as long as undergraduate admissions in the university are cut-¬off based, there is no way that fluctuations, sometimes significant, can be avoided to maintain equity”. Further, the committee proposed that the University will conduct the entrance exam through a well-devised internal system or any external agency to show “substantial objectivity” to the process followed by the declaration of the list of students who are eligible for the admission under various programs or courses offered by the University for the undergraduate students.

The members opposing the proposal said that the analysis was done on the findings of the year 2021-22, which was during the pandemic. If the changes in the admission system are to be done then the findings of the preceding years should also be analyzed before making and changes in the current system. They further point out that the committee has not revealed the expenditure that will incur on conducting such examination, what will be its mode and format, how many centers will be required, and also how students who want to shift streams would be evaluated by a central examination.

Mithuraaj Dhusiya, an Academic Council member said “CET for undergraduate admissions will lead to mushrooming of coaching institutes that will be particularly bad for socially and economically disadvantaged students and girl students,” said who was among the signatories to the dissent note.

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