New Delhi: Very soon students wanting to be a part of Delhi University belonging from Varanasi, Ahmadabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jammu may not be required to come to Delhi to give entrance exam.
The Standing Committee of the academic council which looks into the post graduate admissions had a meeting with the Vice Chancellor Yogesh Tyagi on Tuesday, sources said the decision is final, just an official notification is awaited.
Around 8,000 students for postgraduate courses are enrolled every year at Delhi University.
According to the member the cut-off bar for OBC students will be 10 per cent lower than that of general category students, according to a standing committee member.
“If the cut-off is 70 per cent for general category students, OBC candidates will need at least a 63 per cent,” the committee member said.
There is no final word on when the registration for admission to PG courses will begin. But sources claim that the varsity administration intends to wrap PG registrations before May 15.
Earlier, the standing committee in its March 31 meeting had resolved to begin online registration from Monday. The date was differed, as the committee members were divided on the proposal of having outstation exam centres.
All departments reserve 50 per cent of the total seats in each programme, save the professional or interdisciplinary courses, for direct admission. A merit list is prepared on the basis of marks scored by applicants in their bachelor’s programme.
The remaining 50 per cent seats are filled by entrance exams, followed by interviews. Until last year, it was department’s prerogative to either hold or not hold interviews.
The PG applicants need a bachelor's degree in the course they apply for, and they must have scored the minimum percentage of marks required by the programme.
According to the varsity sources, 84,104 students had applied for various postgraduate courses in 2014. The number applicants spiked to 1,10,570 last year.